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.

Position: Defense

Number: 33

Birthplace: Ottawa, ON (Canada)

Age: 39

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.

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