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Royals Snag D Garrett Cecere from KC for Future Considerations

August 22, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

Reading, PA - Head Coach Kirk MacDonald picked up the Reading Royals' fifth defenseman for the 2019-20 season Thursday, acquiring defenseman Garret Cecere (pronounced: SUH-seer) from Kansas City for future considerations.

The second-year defenseman accumulated seven points (1g) in 49 games as a rookie with Maine in 2018-19. Cecere scored his first career goal Oct. 19 vs. Reading. The native of West Des Moines, IA notched two points in four head-to-head matchups with the Royals.

Reading will announce another roster move Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

2019-20 Royals roster

Defensemen (5): #4 Garrett Cecere, #19 Garret Cockerill, #27 Jeremy Beaudry, #75 Joe Masonius, #77 Jimmy Mazza

Forwards (8): #7 Trevor Gooch, #9 Brayden Low, #13 Olivier Labelle, #15 Trevor Yates, #19 Brendan Robbins, #21 Frank DiChiara, #28 Brady Wiffen, #81 Corey Mackin

Career notes

Cecere was an alternate captain at Northeastern his senior year and combined for 11 assists and a plus-14 rating over his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility (2016-18). The 5-foot-8, 165-lb., left-handed shot attended Colorado College as a freshman and returned to the USHL midway through his sophomore season to complete 2015-16 with Sioux Falls.

He spent parts of four seasons in the USHL and notched 37 points in 54 games in 2013-14, splitting the season between Sioux Falls and Tri-City.

New for the 2019-20 season, take advantage of the Royals 5-Game Mini Plan that kicks off Opening Night on Sat., Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and includes a meal for every game, a Reading Royals Hat, an exclusive fan experience, an autographed team picture and a guaranteed giveaway for each of the 5 games. Purchase your seat or seats today by calling 610-898-7825 or by visiting

The first Royals' home game on Oct. 19 vs. Maine features a massive block party, games, food, drinks and a special Downtown Alive concert featuring a performance by "Cracker" on Penn Street before the home opener. The block party starts at 3:00 p.m.

Royals season memberships are available for 2019-20 by heading to, visiting the Royals Box Office at Santander Arena (700 Penn Street) and calling 610-898-7825.

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