READING, Pa. -

Defenseman Bryant Molle will return to the Royals for a third season. The team announced Tuesday that it has signed the fourth year pro. He is the third player that has inked with the Royals this summer.

Molle led Reading with 10 fighting majors and was voted as the team's best defensive player last year. He also tallied a career-high eleven assists.

Molle was also a key cog in the the 2013 Kelly Cup championship run.