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 the team has signed defenseman Jared Ross.
Last season, Ross, who hails from Stoney Island, Nova Scotia, scored three goals, assisted on two others (five points), and picked up 29 penalty minutes in 21 regular season games for the Royals. Ross, who will be entering his second pro season, also played 48 regular season games for the Providence Bruins of the AHL, where he scored a goal, picked up six assists (seven points) and registered 14 penalty minutes. In mid-April last year, Ross rejoined the Royals for the team’s post-season run, playing 11 playoff games during which he scored three goals and picked up two assists (five points).
Prior to turning pro, Ross played four years of college hockey at St. Lawrence University, where three times he was named to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Ross, who registered 48 points (22g-26a) and 138 penalty minutes in 134 total games for the Saints, served as the team captain in his senior season, when he received the Terry Slater Perseverance Award for his performance with the team. That season Ross also received the Brian “Jinx” Doyle Memorial Award for leadership, character and athletic ability.