Not the signing everyone wants, but the Capitals opened day 3 of free agency signing Aucoin to a 2 year deal. Details about the contract are sure to come, but this looks like another "minor," signing.
The contract comes at $475,000 for year one if he played every game with the Caps, and then $500,000 for the years after that, same circumstance.
Also, the first year of the contract is 2-way, meaning he's going to be a staple in Hersey. The remaining years are 1-way, assuming he reaches a level to warrant a slot on the NHL club, but that's easier said that done.
The Center position is already full, and possibly getting even more crowded. (should Fedorov and Laich resign) Being a young center on the Hershey Bears means your either getting traded, will need a hot streak for a call up, need a swath of injuries to plague the NHL club, or your going to have to wait to prove yourself in the NHL.
Aucoin could work his way to the Capitals, but any time soon is doubtful. He's more or less a supplement for the Bears.
Best of luck to Aucoin and here's to hoping Aucoin will treat Bears fans to some goals and another Calder Cup.
And as usual, here's what a quick google search brings us.