The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have renewed their ECHL affiliation with the Reading Royals.
The extension runs through the 2021-2022 season with an option for the following year.
Chuck Fletcher: “We are excited to extend our affiliation agreement with the Reading Royals. They will continue to be an integral part of our development system and we look forward to working together in the coming years.”
The Flyers become the Royals’ longest tenured NHL affiliate having reached their first affiliation agreement in 2014.
Per the Reading Royals: The Flyers, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Royals form the closest geographical chain of affiliates in professional hockey.
The Royals opted out of the 2020-2021 ECHL season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.