READING, Pa. – The Reading Royals announced that goaltender Cody Rudkowsky has agreed to terms with Providence of the American Hockey League.
Rudkowsky is 4-4-0 while ranking third in the league with a goals-against average of 1.29 and tied for third with two shutouts while ranking fourth in save percentage with .949. Placed on the injured reserve on Thursday, Rudkowsky was selected as the Reebok Hockey ECHL Saver of the Week for November 8-14.
In the 2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs, Rudkowsky was 8-6 with a goals-against average of 2.02 and a save percentage of .937 as Reading advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals before losing in five games to Florida. During the 2003-04 regular season, Rudkowsky was 24-18-4 with a goals-against average of 2.38 and a save percentage of .926, setting a Royals record for wins. The 24 wins were also a career high as was the 46 games played. He also played in the American Hockey League with Worcester, appearing in one regular season game and one playoff game for the IceCats.
Rudkowsky made his National Hockey League debut with St. Louis on October 24, 2002 when he entered the game in the second period and made 10 saves in the Blues’ 2-1 win at Edmonton. He had opened the 2002-03 season with Trenton, making 15 saves in the Titans’ 4-3 season-opening win over Richmond, before being called up to Worcester and eventually St. Louis. He was 17-9-5 with a 2.73 goals against average and a .911 save percentage in 31 regular season games and helped Trenton advance to the Kelly Cup Playoffs.