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Royals Sign Defenseman Sean Leonard to SPC

by Reading Royals

Jan 17, 2024

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced that they have signed defenseman Sean Leonard to a standard player contract (SPC).

Leonard, 28, began his fourth professional season in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. The Rockaway Park, New York native registered an assist and 105 penalty minutes in 11 games with Roanoke this season.

The 5’10, 170-pound, left-shot defenseman has played 57 career ECHL games. He has registered 11 points (11a), 185 penalty minutes, and a -2 rating in stints with the Norfolk Admirals (31gp, 0-5-5) in the 2021-22 season, as well as the Jacksonville Icemen (26gp, 0-6-6) in the 2022-23 season.

Leonard has totaled 35 points (3g-32a) in 130 professional career games between the FPHL, SPHL, and ECHL. Prior to his pro career, Leonard played in the NCAA D-III for SUNY-Fredonia and UMass-Dartmouth where he recorded 45 points (3g-42a) and 114 penalty minutes in 101 games played.

Reading Royals Season Memberships, six-game plans, 10-game plans, and group tickets are available for the 2023-24 season now by visiting the Royals’ box office at Santander Arena or by calling 610-898-7825.

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, are in their 22nd season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 12 of the previous 13 seasons. They are five-time division champions and were the 2021-22 Eastern Conference champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.

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