Hershey, Pa. – Today, the Hershey Bears announced the signing of defensemen Tommy Hughes to a one-year AHL contract.
The 25-year-old played the last four years with the Hartford Wolf Pack, registering 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) and 143 penalty minutes in 226 games.
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The official release from the Bears also mentions that Hughes is a native of London, Ontario, where he played for the hometown OHL London Knights for parts of four seasons before turning professional. He led the club to back-to-back OHL titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13, and struck for 32 points (three goals, 29 assists) in 169 career junior games.
Hughes should provide an extra defensemen in Hershey, who seemed to have a shortage of men on the backend last year. His four years of experience should come in handy, and he should be a reliable man to add into the lineup.
Bears official media release is here:
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