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Tifu will not return to Royals, signs with French team

Royals captain to play next season in France

Yannick Tifu will not play in Reading next season

READING, Pa. - Over the past three seasons, Yannick Tifu has become one of the most respected players in Royals history. But the team's captain has decided to move on after a magical run in Reading and will play in France next season.

Tifu has signed a contract to play with Les Ducs d'Angers of the Ligue Magnus in France.

The forward was viewed with disdain by Royals fans at one point when he played for Elmira. But once he became a Royal, Tifu rose to the captaincy and became a pivotal figure in the organization, not only on the ice, but in the locker room.

No better instance of that came in the 2012-13 campaign, when he led the team to the franchise's first-ever Kelly Cup championship. Tifu recorded 72 points that year, his highest season total in three years with the team.

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