Castonguay Released By Devils, Signs With Reading

(Reading PR) Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, today announced that the team has signed forward Eric Castonguay [“kass TOHN gay”].

Last year, Castonguay (5’11/197) (23), who hails from Granby, Quebec, scored two goals and assisted on five others in forty-five regular season games for the Lowell Devils of the AHL. Prior to that, for two consecutive seasons, Castonguay led the Trenton Devils of the ECHL in scoring, racking up a total of 117 points (49g-68a) in 124 ECHL regular season games.

Prior to turning pro, Castonguay played three seasons for the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he registered 161 points (72g-89a) in 205 total games. In 2006-07, Castonguay scored twenty-seven regular season goals as the MAINEiacs claimed the QMJHL regular season championship. He then racked up seventeen points (2g-15a) over the seventeen playoff games that it took for Lewiston to win the QMJHL’s President’s Cup.

The Royals now have twenty-four players (thirteen forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders) in training camp.


2 Responses to “Castonguay Released By Devils, Signs With Reading”

  1. Bob Smyth Says:

    How did the T-Devils not get him back? Seems to me somebody dropped the ball.

  2. titans04 Says:

    Easy he wasn’t gonna play at the AHL level this year with the Devils there’s way to many bodies in front of him. If he were to play in Trenton the only callup option would be Albany. Going to Reading is smart they traditionally are either 1st or 2nd in the league when it comes to guys getting called up. Personally it doesn’t appear he made too much of his opportunity last season. Not saying he got alot of ice time but he now sits at 2 goals in 53 AHL games in total. For a guy that has put up big offensive numbers that’s terrible. Did they try to turn him into something he wasn’t, who knows but it’s certainly possible.

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