READING, Pa. – Providence College hockey senior defenseman Eric Baier (North Kingstown, R.I.) signed an amateur tryout contract with the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Reading is an affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.
Baier played in 127 career games at Providence, including all 34 contests this past season. He led all Friar defensemen with five goals, seven assists and 12 points. In his final game as a Friar, Baier scored a career-high two goals and added one assist to lead the Friars to a 5-3 win over seventh-ranked Merrimack on March 5. In 2009-10, he recorded two goals and five assists for seven points and was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.