The Hershey Bears announced on Monday they have re-signed defenseman Logan Day to a one year deal. Day was a frequent healthy scratch during the 2022-23 regular season, posting no goals and just 12 assists in 36 games played, but had an excellent 2023 postseason, recording three goals and 11 assists in 19 games played.
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Day, 28, returns to the Chocolate and White after enjoying a standout 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs, finishing second on the team and second among all AHL defenders in scoring with 14 points (3g, 11a) in 19 games. After not scoring a goal in the regular season, Day struck for his first goal as a Bear on May 11 in a victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Finals.
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Day would also add an assist in that contest, compiling his first of four multi-point games in the playoffs as he helped lead Hershey to its 12th Calder Cup title. He collected five assists in the Calder Cup Finals, including adding a helper on Garrett Pilon’s overtime goal in the Game 5 victory at GIANT Center.
The native of Seminole, Florida played 36 regular season games with the Bears in the 2022-23 campaign, registering 12 assists. The Bears owned a 24-7-2-3 record when Day was in the lineup, and the rearguard collected two multi-assist games during his first year with the Bears.
Day has played in 253 career AHL games with Bakersfield, Lehigh Valley, and Hershey, scoring 97 points (22g, 75a). His best season came in 2018-19 with Bakersfield when he notched 34 points (7g, 27a) in 64 games.