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Royals Sign 6’5″ Defenseman Tony Malinowski to SPC

by Reading Royals

Mar 25, 2024

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

Malinowski, 24, opens his professional career in Reading after five seasons at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the NCAA. With the Mavericks this season, the Clarkston, Michigan native registered four points (4a), four penalty minutes, and a +2 rating in 13 games.

The 6’5″, 203-pound, left-shot defenseman totaled 14 points (2g-12a), 18 penalty minutes, and a +18 rating in 77 NCAA career games. As a freshman in the 2019-20 season, Malinowski was teammates with former Royal Charlie Gerard at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Malinowski was a part of the Mavericks’ 2020-21 and 2021-22 Frozen Four runs, including an NCAA National Championship appearance against Denver, where they were runner-up for the title.

Additionally, Malinowski played two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2017-19, where he totaled 17 points (2g-15a), 49 penalty minutes, and a +9 rating in 88 USHL career games between the Tri-City Storm and the Des Moines Buccaneers.

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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