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F Mitchell Returns to Royals, D Drake Recalled to Lehigh Valley

January 12, 2020 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals announced the following roster moves Sunday ahead of today's 3:05 p.m. game at Worcester.

- Forward Garrett Mitchell has been released from his professional try-out contract (PTO) with Laval and has been added to the Royals' active roster for Sunday' game.

- Defenseman David Drake has been recalled by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Mitchell signed a PTO with Laval Jan. 2 and played in two games, increasing his career AHL totals to 402 games played, 53 goals and 110 points (630 PIM). This season with Reading, the team captain has generated six goals, 20 points and a team-leading 81 penalty minutes over 32 games. Mitchell captained Hershey from 2015-18 and skated in 400 games with the Bears. He signed an ECHL deal with Reading Sept. 30.

Drake scored one goal and four points in 31 Royals games this season (18 PIM). In his rookie season, Drake contributed one goal and eight points with Reading (48 PIM). He has played eight career AHL games and has two assists and a plus-two rating.

The University of Connecticut graduate was selected in the seventh round, 192nd overall and the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers. He signed a one-year AHL deal with the Phantoms in September and was loaned to Reading Sept. 28.

Reading starts a five-game homestand vs. Adirondack Fri., Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. The upcoming homestand includes a 4-for-48 game (Jan. 17), dollar deal day (Jan. 19), youth jersey giveaway and (MLK Day - Jan. 20). Single-game tickets and mini-plans are on sale by visiting, calling 610-898-7825 and visiting Santander Arena and The Weidenhammer Box Office at 700 Penn Street, Reading, PA.

Upcoming Home Games:

Fri Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Adirondack (4-for-$48 game | Opioid Awareness Night): 4 tickets, 4 sodas and 4 burgers for $48 by calling 610-898-7825 | $1 Sprite beverage special | Toiletry Drive | DVD Drive

Sun., Jan. 19 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Worcester ($1 Deal Day): $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Nachos, $1 Sodas | $2 Kids Tickets (12 and younger) | 1 free Applebee's Meal and free kids ticket if you present a report card with an "A" grade on it

Mon., Jan. 20 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (Kids Jersey Giveaway | MLK Day): First 1,000 kids receive a kids jersey | Free Parking from Reading Parking Authority | Kids are off from school on MLK Day | 1 kids ticket, 1 guaranteed kids jersey, 1 hat, 1 Applebee's kids meal ($15) | Kids Club Game| Postgame team meet-and-greet on the ice

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