Royals sign forward Rehkamp and defenseman Windle

Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL, announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Joe Rehkamp and defenseman Sam Windle.

Last season, Rehkamp joined the Royals in early April after the completion of his senior season at St. Cloud State University, appearing in three games. Prior to joining Reading, Rehkamp put up career numbers with the Huskies, registering 19 points (5g-14a) and 16 penalty minutes in 38 games for St. Cloud, who earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament but were eliminated in the West Regional by the University of North Dakota. A two time All-NCHC Academic Award recipient, Rehkamp recorded 31 points (8g-23a) and 44 penalty minutes in 116 career games with the Huskies.

Windle is preparing for his first season of pro hockey. Last year, the Maple Grove, Minn. native registered seven points (1g-6a) and 14 penalty minutes in 38 games at Bemidji State University. A three-time member of the WCHA All-Academic Team, Windle led the Beavers in blocked shots in his junior and senior seasons. Windle’s twin brother, Tom, is a professional baseball pitcher who was acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization in the trade that sent Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Windle registered 14 points (3g-11a), 56 penalty minutes and 296 blocked shots in 135 games over four years at Bemidji State.