On July 8, the Walleye announced that they had signed Nick Vitucci to return to the team as head coach. The following day, the Walleye announced that they had renewed their affiliation agreement with the NHL'sDetroit Red Wings for the 2010–11 season. The agreement between Toledo and Detroit will also include the Grand Rapids Griffins serving as Toledo's American Hockey League affiliate. The Walleye and the Chicago Blackhawks extended their affiliation agreement for the upcoming season in early July.
The Walleye made their first signing of the 2010–11 season on July 13, re-signing forward Sal Peralta. The Walleye continued the following day, re-signing forward Scooter Smith and signed free agent forward Mike Walsh, who had played the previous two seasons with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. A fourth and fifth signing came a few days later, as Toledo re-signed defenceman Kyle Page and signed free agent forward Dominic Osman, who had started the 2009–10 season with Toledo before being traded to the Florida Everblades.