The following article was published to royalshockey.com on December 18, 2017 featuring RPI alum Jimmy DeVito, who has been traded from the Rapid City Rush to the Reading Royals.
By David Fine
The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced Monday they acquired forward Jimmy DeVito from the Rapid City Rush for future considerations. The 23-year-old and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate will wear #23 with the Royals.
The rookie accumulated five goals, 15 points, 25 penalty minutes and three fighting majors in 21 games with Rapid City. The native of Bloomingdale, IL has four multi-point games and his last was Dec. 9 at Colorado (2a). His first two professional goals came against the Eagles on Oct. 28.
DeVito captained RPI in 2016-17 and had three goals, six points and 41 penalty minutes in 37 games. In 121 NCAA games, he recorded seven goals, 26 points and 86 PIMs.
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