G Buffalo Heads to Reading from Adirondack for Futures
Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Saturday the club has acquired rookie goaltender Devin Buffalo from Adirondack for future considerations. The trade gives the Royals three netminders - Andrew D'Agostini, Buffalo and Joel Eisenhower (EBUG). In nine games this season, the 25-year-old is 3-3-1-0 with a 3.82 goals against average and .880 save percentage split between Adirondack (6 GP) and Greenville. Buffalo accumulated a 3-1-1-0 record (3.12 GAA, .904 sv.%) with the Thunder.
The Royals return from the all-star break Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Wheeling.
A Dartmouth College graduate, Buffalo generated his best numbers in his senior season and was named a 2018 Hobey Baker Finalist (15-11-1 record, 2.84 GAA, .906 sv.%), finishing top-four in fan voting. Buffalo was named to the All-Ivy League Second Team as a senior and was also a 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Finalist for his work in his home community of Wetaskiwin, AB. He played in 67 games for the Big Green from 2014-18 and produced a 26-31-6 mark to accompany a 3.02 goals against average, .902 save percentage and six shutouts.
Buffalo stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 215 pounds.
Next Home Games
Wed., Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m. vs. Maine: Postgame player autograph session, pres. by Rieck's Printing.
Sat., Feb. 2, 7:00 p.m. vs. Manchester: MARVEL Super Hero Night and Diamond Credit Union Wall of Honor Night. The Royals will wear Black Panther jerseys and honor broadcasters Mark Thompson and Pat Richards. The team will give away Thompson/Richards puck to the first 2,000 fans.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2:00 p.m. vs. Manchester: Family Four Pack (4 burgers, 4 sodas and 4 tickets for $44).
Listen to today's game on the Mixlr App and Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals, with pregame coverage starting 15 minutes before puck drop.
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