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Olson joins Royals

Thursday, September 21st
Olson joins Royals

Reading, Pa. - The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers and American Hockey League's Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced on that forward Kyle Olson has signed with the club for the 2023-24 season.Olson signs with the Royals for his fourth professional season. The Calgary, Alberta native joins the club after three seasons with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins where he recorded 33 points (15g-18a) and 138 penalty minutes in 149 career games.The 24-year-old was selected in the fourth round (122nd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. Internationally, Olson represented Canada at the 2017 Under 18-World Championship and earned a silver medal with Team Alberta at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.Prior to his professional career, Olson played five seasons in the Wester Hockey League with the Tri-City Americans and his hometown Calgary Hitmen. He totaled 187 points (61g126a) in 219 WHL career games. Olson scored a career-high 70 points (21g-49a) as an alternate captain with Tr-City in 2018-19 before serving as the Americans' captain the ensuing season.

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