By: Pat Salvas
READING, Pa. – The ECHL’s Reading Royals announced Tuesday the signing of former Dartmouth men’s hockey alternate captain Cam Strong ’20 to a professional contract.
Strong finished his playing career last season after four years and 119 games as a member of the Big Green.
As a senior in 2019-20, Strong played in all 31 games, registering eight points on six goals (6-2-8). For his career, Strong amassed 32 points on 22 goals (22-10-32), including a 10-goal rookie campaign in 2016-17.
A respected leader amongst his teammates on the ice and in the locker room, Strong was the lone member of the senior class to wear a letter last season.
The lone native of Montana in Division I the last four years, Strong was named the 2017 Booma Award recipient as Dartmouth’s top rookie player. He was also a two-time McInnis Award winner as the team’s “Sportsman of the Year.”
He excelled at Dartmouth not only as a hockey player, but also as a top student, earning a degree in engineering and being named an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-American Scholar all four years in the Upper Valley. Additionally, he was a four-year member of the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team – including a member of the Commission’s List as a senior — as well as the Big Green’s nominee for Student-Athlete of the Year in 2020.
The Royals will celebrate their 20th season in 2020-21, which is set to begin Dec. 4.