Just a couple quick notes on Hershey-related signings for this Fourth of July.

--The Capitals have signed veteran American Hockey League defenseman Danny Richmond to a one-year, two-way contract worth $525,000 in the NHL and $125,000 at the AHL level. Richmond, 26, posted 23 points and 121 penalty minutes in 68 games with the Toronto Marlies. He hasn’t played in the NHL since the 2007-08 season.

--Steve Pinizzotto, 27, who spent the past five years with the Bears, has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Vancouver Canucks worth $600,000 at the NHL end and $275,000 in the AHL according to Capgeek.

--Another Hershey forward is moving on as Andrew Joudrey, 26, signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. In the first year, Joudrey’s new deal is worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $115,00 at the AHL end while in the second year it jumps to $600,000 and $125,000, respectively.