The Royals started off December by announcing they had acquired Scott Tanski from the Orlando Solar Bears in exchange for future considerations.
Tanski started his professional career with the Connecticut Whale in the 2011-2012 season before being moved to the ECHL Solar Bears. The 25-year old has spent the last four season with Orlando. In his first season with Orlando, Tanski earned 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists). In his second season, Tanski managed 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists).
Last season, Tanski only managed 8 points in the 28 games he played and this season he has rarely seen the ice, playing only 3 games this season. As the only player to be with the Orlando franchise since the beginning, he was a considered a fan favorite and was known for community involvement. After only playing 3 of the Solar Bears 18 games this season, he was traded to the Royals with the intention of giving him more playing time and steadying the Royals roster.
The Royals roster has been constantly fluctuating this season because of injuries on The Phantoms and Flyers rosters leading to callups throughout the organizations. The Royals lost Kevin Goumas, Brandon Alderson, and Derek Mathers to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after a number of injuries early in the season. Tanski offers a stable veteran presence and a potential secondary scoring threat if he can get back to his Sophmore performance levels.