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Royals agree to terms with Bajkov

Action photo of Patrick Bajkov

READING, Pa. - The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced the signing of forward Patrick Bajkov to contract for the 2021-22 season. 

A 23-year-old from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Bajkov has spent the last two seasons with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, totaling 44 points (20g-24a) in 64 games during the 2019-20 season and 38 points (16g-23a) in 53 games in 2020-21.

After signing with the NHL's Florida Panthers in 2018, Bajkov spent time with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League where he had five points (3g-2a) in 18 games. He also played for the Manchester Monarchs and Florida Everblades in the ECHL.

Before turning pro, Bajkov played five seasons with the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips and was named an alternate captain and a West Division Second Team All-Star in his final year with the team in 2017-18. He scored 288 points in 342 career games in Everett, good for the most all-time in franchise points, goals and assists. He also scored the most points (100) and assists (67) in a single Silvertips season in 2017-18.