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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 Avalanche plen...
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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 '...
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"
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
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...
Props to Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic for locking up their #1 center, Matt Duchene, to a much deserved five year contract extension.
Duchene is in the final year of his two year, $7 million contract. He showed loyalty to the club by taking a hometown haircut two seasons ago when things looked bleak in Denver. Today, with #1 pick Nathan MacKinnon in the fold, the future looks so bright for te...
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 [...]
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 [...]
CTV Atlantic was in Halifax on Tuesday while Sidney Crosby joined up with fellow Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia hockey product Nathan MacKinnon for a workout (link includes some video).
Crosby took to the ice in his familiar Penguins gear while rookie MacKinnon sported his brand new Colorado Avalanche threads.
During the interview after practice Crosby admitted to needing some...