We haven’t seen a ton of movement this offseason for the Bears, but on August 17th, Hershey announced that they signed AHL veteran defenseman Logan Pyett and goalie Adam Morrison. Hershey will certainly benefit from the added depth and stability, as they look to come out of the gate firing on all cylinders this October.
Logan Pyett was a 7th round draft pick for the Detroit Red Wings in 2006 and will come to Hershey with five years of AHL experience. The 5’10”, 200-pound defensemen played for the Grand Rapids Griffins from 2008-2012, before joining the Connecticut Whale in 2013. The 30-year-old defenseman has also played two seasons in the KHL from 2013-15 before he rejoined the American League in the 2015-16 season on a contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. His career took a turn, however, when he was diagnosed with sarcoma (a form of cancer) in his upper leg and was forced to take a year off. After recovering, he played last season in the Asia league, scoring 15 points throughout the season. In his 362 games in the American Hockey League, Pyett has amassed 30 goals and 102 assists and should bring even more rigidity to Hershey’s blueline this season.
Adam Morrison, a 27-year-old goaltender from Edmonton, has spent most of his career in the ECHL playing with Utah, South Carolina, Reading, Fort Wayne, Greenville, Rapid City and Wheeling. A third-round pick in 2009 by the Philadelphia Flyers, Morrison has appeared in two AHL games with the Providence Bruins and most recently completed the 2017-18 campaign with the Wheeling Nailers, where he registered a 3.12 goals against average and an 18-14-2 record. Morrison served as a third goalie for Hershey during the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs but failed to gain any actual playing time. He will have to make a strong case during training camp if he hopes to land a spot on the Bears’ starting roster for 2018-19.
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