Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, today announced that defenseman Rob Kwiet has been returned to the Royals from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. In other transactions announced today, the Royals loaned goaltender Bobby Jarosz to the Hershey Bears of the AHL and signed goaltender Shane Davis as the team’s Emergency Back-Up Goaltender.
Kwiet, a second year pro from Toronto, Ontario, was loaned to the Sound Tigers on Feb. 22. He picked up four penalty minutes in Bridgeport’s 4-1 win over the Providence Bruins on Wednesday. In 39 games with the Royals, Kwiet has 18 points (4g-14a) and 35 penalty minutes. He leads the team with 15 power play points (3g-12a).
The Royals acquired Jarosz from the South Carolina Stingrays on Feb. 19. He picked up the win in Reading’s 6-3 victory over the Trenton Devils on Wednesday.
This is the fourth time that Davis, who hails from Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, has served as the Royals’ Emergency Back-Up Goaltender. He was also signed to an ECHL contract on Feb.17 and released on Feb. 19. Davis has not appeared in any game action for Reading this season.