The Hershey Bears announced via press release today that they have signed defenseman Paul Geiger to a one-year AHL deal. Geiger previously played for the Rochester Americans of the AHL.
Geiger, a native of Stouffville, Ontario also played for the Albany Devils after turning pro in the 2015-2016 season. In nine games with the Devils, he scored a goal and recorded an assist. He was +3 with just two penalty minutes.
With Rochester last season, Geiger saw action in 49 games. He notched three goals and six assists. He finished the season -7 with 35 penalty minutes. He also saw two games with the ECHL Elmira Jackals last season, scoring a goal.
Geiger brings considerable size to Hershey’s blueline. He’s 6’3″ and weighs 212 pounds per HockeyDB. With the possible exits of Madison Bowey, Christian Djoos, and Tyler Lewington if they make the cut in Washington, the Bears will certainly need some size. Since he has appeared in only 51 AHL games, this signing also does not make an impact on the Veteran issue that could arise this season in Hershey (article here).
By Julie Beidler