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Royals Sign 6’0″ Forward Justin Michaelian to SPC

by Reading Royals

Feb 07, 2024

The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced that forward Justin Michaelian has signed to a Standard Player Contract (SPC).

Michaelian, 26, began his first full professional season in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) with the Fayetteville Marksmen and has skated in seven games for the Iowa Heartlanders this season. The Wixom, Michigan native registered three points (2g-1a) and a -3 rating with Iowa, along with six points (3g-3a), four penalty minutes, and a +2 rating in six games with Fayetteville this season.

The 6’0″, 185-pound, right-shot forward has played 20 career ECHL games. He has registered six points (2g-4a), four penalty minutes, and a -5 rating in two stints with the Iowa in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.

Prior to his pro career, Michaelian played in the NCAA for four years at Ferris State Univeristy before playing his final NCAA season at the University of Maine. He recorded 53 points (23g-30a) and 49 penalty minutes in 119 NCAA career games played.

His twin brother, Brendon, is a defenseman for the Toledo Walleye.

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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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