Former Bemidji State hockey player Matt Read signs with NHL team
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).