Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Former Bemidji State hockey player Matt Read signs with NHL team

Matt Read celebrates a goal last season at the Sanford Center. Pioneer File Photo/Eric Stromgren
sports Bemidji,Minnesota 56619 http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sites/default/files/styles/square_300/public/fieldimages/1/0806/0317-readcelebrate7135.jpg?itok=Jyo_XTOb
Bemidji Pioneer
Former Bemidji State hockey player Matt Read signs with NHL team
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Former Bemidji State men's hockey player Matt Read signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

The contract begins in the 2011-12 season.

"I am excited to go to a team who really wanted me and who has a rich history," Read is quoted saying via a twitter post from his agent Paul Ostby of Sheehy Hockey.

Read was the team captain last season as a senior. He led the team with 22 goals and his 35 overall points ranked second on the team.

A native of Ilderton, Ontario, Read holds Bemidji State's Division I records for goals (65), assists (78) and points (143).

Pioneer staff reports
Advertisement