Found July 18, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
Edmonton_oilers_v_d6e8
The Colorado Avalanche have signed Matt Duchene to a five-year, $30 million extension. The forward was already under contract for the 2013-14 season (he'll make $3.75 million), but now he'll be under contract with the Avalanche through the 2018-19 season.  Duchene's extension was an expected one. The Avs gave Duchene a two-year, $7 million "prove yourself" contract prior to the 2012-13 season and their forward rose to the challenge. Last season Duchene scored 43 points in 47 games. As Yahoo's Greg Wyshynski states, Duchene had the most successful year of his career at the most opportune moment.  The Avalanche will now pay their skilled youngster $6 million a season starting in 2014-15 and will take on a matching cap hit.  Duchene has expressed his desire to stay with the Avalanche for life. While that's not guaranteed, the Avalanche prove they want him in their long-term plans with this five-year extension. We've criticized the Avalanc...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Avs give Duchene 5-year extension

The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a five-year extension with forward Matt Duchene that will run through the 2018-19 season. The 22-year Duchene is coming off a season in which he dished out a team-leading 26 assists and tied for the squad's top spot in scoring with 43 points. Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic said on Thursday that Duchene '...

Avalanche sign Matt Duchene to 5-year contract extension

From the Colorado Avalanche: BREAKING: The #Avalanche has signed Matt Duchene to a 5-year contract extension through 2018-19 season. Fully Story: http://t.co/73WBDT86OY — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 18, 2013 And their press release reads as follows: Continue reading "Avalanche sign Matt Duchene to 5-year contract extension"

Matt Duchene signs five-year contract extension with Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche have signed Matt Duchene to a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2018-19 season, the team announced on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not released by the team, but he's set to make $3.5 million during the 2013-14 season as part of the two-year contract he signed last year as a restricted free agent. Duchene, the No. 3 overall...

Avalanche, Matt Duchene agree on 5-year extension

The Colorado Avalanche and center Matt Duchene agreed on a five-year contract extension Thursday. Duchene’s deal, which runs through the 2018-19 season, is worth $30 million. “Matt already is and will be a big part of our team’s nucleus for the long term,” said Avalanche Executive 

Avalanche Sign RFA Brad Malone To $735,000 Deal by   Steven Ellis

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Brad Malone to a one year, two way pact worth $735,000. Malone was drafted 105th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Malone then attended the University of North Dakota, where he had 85 points in his 4 years in the WCHA. In completing his collegiate career, Malone was signed by the Avalanche to a [...]

Matt Duchene Signs Extension With Avs by   Bradshaw Furlong

The Colorado Avalanche have locked up one of their best players today, as the team announced they have signed centre Matt Duchene to a 5-year, $30 million ($6 million per year). Duchene, 22, was the third overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft behind John Tavares and Victor Hedman. Born in Haliburton, Ontario, Duchene burst onto the scene in his [...]
Avalanche News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.