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Milan Dealt to Greenville to Complete Future Considerations Trade

December 4, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Tuesday defenseman Dan Milan has been traded to Greenville, completing a future considerations deal from Nov. 30 in which the Royals acquired defenseman Joe Houk from the Swamp Rabbits.

Houk has joined the Royals roster as the club embarks to St. John's, NL for a back-to-back road weekend against the Newfoundland Growlers Fri., Dec. 7 - Sat., Dec. 8.

Milan skated in 17 games with Reading and accumulated one goal, four points and a team-high 55 PIM. He leads the ECHL with 15 minor penalties and received two fighting majors while with Reading.

Houk is entering his fifth professional season. Last campaign, the Richboro, PA native scored nine goals and 29 points in 43 games, earning a spot in the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic. He has not played this season.

A former UMass-Lowell standout, Houk stands 6-foot and weighs 205 pounds. In 2016-17, he scored a career-high 16 goals (4th among ECHL defensemen) and 47 points in 69 games for Greenville.

The Royals return home for a Weekend of Giving Fri., Dec. 14 - Sun., Dec. 16 with games at Santander Arena on three straight days vs. Allen, pres. by the Salvation Army and Met-Ed. The Weekend of Giving features a clothing drive, toy drive and food drive, plus the team's annualTeddy Bear Toss Sat., Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.with all proceeds on $5 tickets going back to the local Salvation Army on Community Night. The money raised and good donated with stay locally in Reading and Berks County.

Need to Know: Weekend of Giving events vs. Allen Americans

Fri., Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m.: Clothing Drive, 4-for-48 Family Pack (4 tickets, 4 burgers, 4 sodas for $48)

Sat., Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.: Community Night with $5 tickets (all proceeds to Salvation Army), Teddy Bear Toss, Food Drive, Holiday Ornament Giveaway to the first 2,000 fans, Royals will wear Ugly Christmas Sweater jerseys

Sun., Dec. 16 at 5:00 p.m.: Toy Drive at Santander Arena, plus have a personal meet-and-greet with SpongeBob SquarePants with the Royals SpongeBob VIP Package as he visits Santander Arena. The Royals will wear SpongeBob jerseys and Allen will wear Patrick Star jerseys.

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