Friday, July 24, 2009
Darren Reid back for 09-10
If you read my previous post (09-10 roster glimpse) you would know that I expected this move.
Darren Reid is back in Hershey for the 09-10 season. With Graham Mink and Dean Arsene not returning and Alexander Giroux unlikely to return Hershey was left with a few open veteran spots. So why not fill one with a guy that played well every chance he got but couldn't quite break the every night lineup.
He managed to get into 38 games during the regular season playing mostly on the 4th line and registered 2 goals and 3 assists. But in the playoffs he stepped up when called on and brought energy and production to the table. He appeared in 7 playoff games and scored 3 goals.
Overall I love this signing. It brings in a veteran presence and a little more muscle. Reid isn't going to be mistaken for a heavyweight fighter but he is going to hit and he won't take crap from anyone. He will fill his role and he will fill it well.
Welcome Back Darren!!