A bit of a surprise acquisition in free agency, Adrian Aucoin could be a major find for Scott Howson, much like the addition of Vinny Prospal to the team's forwards last season.
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON (Canada)
2011-2012 Stats: 64 GP, 2 G, 7A (9 pts) +14, 42 PIM
Previous Team: Phoenix Coyotes
Who Columbus Gave Up: None - acquired as a UFA
Contract: 1 year, $2.25 million dollars. The team could negotiate another deal during the season, or wait until next summer if they want to retain him. Otherwise he'll be able to seek a new contract elsewhere on July 1st.