BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has entered into an affiliation relationship with the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Under the affiliation arrangements, the Bruins will be able to designate players within their development system for assignment to the Royals during the 2009-10 season.
The Royals have played in Reading, Pennsylvania since 2001 and are also the ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins did not have an ECHL affiliate during the 2008-09 season. For more information on the Royals, visit royalshockey.com.