The Checkers added another piece to the defensive corps Wednesday, signing Cavan Fitzgerald to a one-year, AHL contract.

The 22-year-old – who became an unrestricted free agent this offseason after not receiving a qualifying offer from the Sharks – spent his first two pro seasons in the San Jose system, where he logged 33 points (11g, 22a) in 112 AHL games for the Barracuda. Last season Fitzgerald ranked second among team blue liners in goals (7) and fourth in points (20), both of which were career highs, and skated in all four of the Barracuda’s postseason contests.

Prior to turning pro, the undrafted Boston native recorded 117 points (35g, 82a) in 150 QMJHL games over four seasons with Halifax and Shawnigan.
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Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.