The Reading Royals tweeted on August 16th an announcement about former forward Chris McCarthy. After a stunning career with the organization, spending time between the ECHL and the AHL, McCarthy has hung up the skates, officially announcing his retirement from hockey.
McCarthy first joined the Royals during the 2016-2017 season. During his first season with Reading, the forward played 43 games, scoring 19 goals along with 28 assists. McCarthy quickly became a fan favorite, spending three straight seasons between Reading and Lehigh Valley.
McCarthy ranks as the fourth highest scorer in Reading Royals history, both in goals and points, 61 and 180 respectively. He was loaned to the Hershey Bears of the AHL during the 2019 playoffs and remained with the organization for the 2019-2020 campaign. In what would be his final season before retiring, McCarthy played 26 games with the Bears and an additional three with the South Carolina Stingrays.