First of all, another defenseman was added to the fold. Danny Richmond has been signed by Washington/Hershey to a one year contract. Richmond spent last season with the Toronto Marlies where he scored 3 goals and added 20 assists in 68 games. He also picked up 121 penalty minutes and finished the season a -12.
Richmond is a veteran which gives Hershey 6 veterans. All 6 can start however as Kyle Greentree falls into the 260-320 games played category while the remaining five (Richmond, Aucoin, Kane, Potulny, Bourque) have all played 320+.
Several 2010-11 Bears have signed deals to play elsewhere this past weekend and here is a brief recap:
Andrew Joudrey signed with Columbus/Springfield.
Andrew Gordon signed with Anaheim/Syracuse.
Steve Pinizzotto signed with Vancouver/Chicago.
Hopefully all of those guys get a legitimate shot at making the NHL. Gordon's contract is a 2-year deal with the 2nd year being an NHL one way deal so that is great news for him.
Alexandre Giroux has also signed with Columbus/Springfield so we could be seeing more of him this upcoming season instead of just the All-Star game.