The Colorado Avalanche must believe it's never a bad thing to have too many defenders. With Jan Hejda recovering from wrist surgery but expected to be ready for the season, the Avalanche added their second free agent defenseman since signings got under way on July 1. The team has signed Thomas Pock to a two-way, one-year contract, according to Brennan Klak:
Avalanche sign Thomas Pock to a one year deal— Brennan Klak (@nhlupdate) July 2, 2012
Pock join Greg Zanon as the newest member of the Colorado Avalanche, but Pock is almost certainly going to play for the Lake Erie Monsters this coming season.
Pock has not played in the NHL since 2008-09, skating in 59 games for the New York Islanders. He spent the previous four seasons as a member of the New York Rangers organization, but only played one season of more than eight games. In 2006-07, Pock appeared in 44 games for the Blueshirts.
As Mile High Hockey points out, Pock most recently played for MODO in the Swedish Elite League. Former Avalanche star Peter Forsberg is a member of the front office there.