Reading, PA –The Reading Royals, 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 agreed to terms with forward Phil Aucoin.
Aucoin, who hails from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, led the North Sea Cup League in the Netherlands with 125 points (26g-99a) in 44 games for HYS The Hague, who went on to win the 2011 league championship, marking the third consecutive year that Aucoin was a member of the Dutch league championship team.
Aucoin spent the past four seasons in Europe where he racked up 265 points (73g-192a) and 178 penalty minutes in 114 regular season games. In 2009-10, Aucoin led the Nijmegen Devils in Holland with 33 goals and 62 assists in 45 regular-season games and proceeded to register 18 points (10g-8a) in eight playoff games.
Prior to his stint in Europe, Aucoin played 193 games in North America, including 69 games in the ECHL with the Charlotte Checkers and Florida Everblades in 2005-06, when he scored 18 goals and assisted on 28 others. Aucoin’s brother, Keith, has played 75 NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals and has spent the majority of the past three seasons with the Hershey Bears of the AHL. Phil’s cousin, Adrian, is a veteran of over 1000 NHL games.