Royals add forward David Toews

Reading, Pa. – The
Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced that the organization has agreed to terms with forward David Toews.

Toews split last season between three teams in the ECHL. He started the year with the Bakersfield Condors and recorded six points (2g-4a) and 16 penalty minutes in 26 games before being released on Jan. 3. He was promptly picked up by the Idaho Steelheads, for whom Toews scored 23 points (9g-14a) in 31 games before being released on March 26. He then joined the Utah Grizzlies where Toews closed out the regular season with an assist in two games.

In his first year of pro hockey in 2011-12, Toews registered 14 points (3g-11a) and 34 penalty minutes in 42 games with the Toledo Walleye. He also played a pair of games for the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL that year. Prior to turning pro, Toews played a year with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, where he registered 48 points (20g-28a) in 60 regular season games. Prior to that, Toews, who is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks’ captain Jonathan Toews, played two seasons of college hockey at the University of North Dakota, where he scored nine goals and assisted on 17 others in 55 total college games.