Royals Acquire ECHL Rights to D-Man Adam Comrie
Reading Gets Rights to Big D-Man from Greenville for Rights to Defenseman Mike Montgomery and Futures
August 3, 2012
Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced that the team has acquired the qualified ECHL rights to defenseman Adam Comrie [“KOM ree”] from the Greenville Road Warriors for the qualified ECHL rights to defenseman Mike Montgomery and future considerations.
Last season, Comrie (6’4/219) (22), a third year pro from Ashburn, Virginia, who was in the second season of an NHL entry level contract with the Florida Panthers, began the year with the Cincinnati Cyclones where he registered six points (3g-3a) and two penalty minutes in four games. One of Comrie’s goals for the Cyclones came against the Royals at the Sovereign Center on October 22, 2011, in a 3-2 win for Reading. A third round pick of Florida in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Comrie was released from his contract with the Panthers in mid-November. Late in the season, Comrie signed with Greenville, playing three regular season games (1g-0a) and one playoff game for the Road Warriors.
In his rookie season, 2010-11, Comrie played forty-four games with Rochester Americans of the AHL, where he picked up five points (0g-5a) and eighteen penalty minutes. Comrie also recorded eight points (4g-4a) in thirteen games with the Cyclones that year—as well as a goal in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Playoff Series against the Royals. Prior to turning pro, Comrie played three seasons of major junior in the Ontario Hockey League, recording ninety-eight points (33g-65a) and 239 penalty minutes in 178 total OHL games. In 2009-10, he led defensemen on the Guelph Storm in scoring with forty points (14g-26a) in sixty-eight OHL games. In his first year of OHL action, Comrie led defensemen on the Saginaw Sprit with ten goals.
The Royals acquired the ECHL rights to Montgomery on February 14, 2012, in a trade that sent forward Everett Sheen to the Ontario Reign of the ECHL. Montgomery played twenty-seven games with the Reign (1g-1a), but finished the season with the Houston Aeros of the AHL, where he had four points (1g-3a) in thirty-five games, and did not appear in any games for Reading.
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