The Hershey Bears announced today that they signed RW Brandon 'Sugar' Sugden to a contract for the 09-10 season. As well as defenseman Dylan Yeo.
This kind of surprises me but I think looking at last season's roster you can see that Yingst and the coaches feel that maybe McNeill needs a little help ruling the ice. Add to that the fact that GMac isn't a true heavyweight and this signing makes sense. No one is going to take a run at Giroux or any of the other stars on the Bears when Sugar is dressed for a game.
Sugar has had some trouble in his past but seems to be passed that and is focused on getting back to the NHL, which he might do this season as the Caps don't have an enforcer on the team right now. If you want to read more about Sugden's history go check out John Waltons site or you can even check out Sugden's personal site.
The Yeo signing is a depth move. He is highly unlikely to make the Bears and will start the season in South Carolina. But after all the injuries on the blue line this past season it definitely doesn't hurt to have a few extra guys to call on.