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Royals Sign Defenseman Dominic Jalbert

March 6, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

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 signed defenseman Dominic Jalbert ['zhahl BAY'] to an ECHL contract. In a separate transaction, forward David Marshall has been loaned to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

Jalbert (5'11/193) (23), who hails from Gatineau, Quebec, just completed his third season at the University of Ottawa, where he was second in scoring amongst defensemen in Ontario University Athletics with twenty-eight points (8g-20a) in twenty-six games. Jalbert, who has been twice selected as a OUA East First Team All-Star, led defenseman on the Gee-Gees in scoring in all three seasons with the team. Prior to his stint at the University of Ottawa, he played four seasons with the Chicoutimi Sangueneens of the QMJHL, where he led defensemen on the team in scoring in 2008-09 and led the entire team the following year. In his final season with the Sangueneens, Jalbert was honored with the Canadian Hockey League Subway Scholastic Player of the Year award, as well as the Guy Lafleur Award of Excellence based on his performance on the ice and in the classroom.

For Marshall, a fourth year pro from Buffalo, Minnesota, this marks his second trip to the AHL this season. He picked up twelve penalty minutes in six games with the Binghamton Senators in February. Marshall, who has fifty points (18g-32a) in fifty-five games with the Royals this season, has registered twenty-six points (14g-12a) and sixty-six penalty minutes in 115 career regular season AHL games.

The Royals take on the Orlando Solar Bears at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania on Friday, March 8 @ 7:05 pm. That night we will have Slapshot's Birthday celebration presented by the Miller Law Group. The first 1000 fans eighteen years of age and older that night will receive a travel mug courtesy of the Perfetto Insurance Agency. There will be a post-game 'Clam Shoot' courtesy of the Seafood Shanty. The game day broadcast on Friday will kick off on CBS Sports Radio 1240 am and 98.5 fm at 6:35 pm with the Pre-Game Warm-Up Show presented by Steve Moyer Subaru. Royals multi-game flex plans for the Royals 2012-13 season presented by Steve Moyer Subaru are currently available. Get more at www.royalshockey.com. Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at Reading Royals and "Follow" us on Twitter @RRoyalshockey for the latest team information.

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