Colorado Avalanche Wiretap

Avs Sign Mikko Rantanen To Six-Year, $55.5M Deal

Sep 29, 2019 2:19 PM

The Colorado Avalanche signed top line winger Mikko Rantanen to a six-year, $55.5 million deal Saturday, taking another big-name restricted free agent off the board.

Rantanen's deal runs through the 2024-25 season and carries an average annual value of $9.25 million, though the salaries per year fluctuate -- including $12 million in each of the first two years and $6 million in the final year.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Signing

Almost A Dozen Big Name Free Agents Remain Unsigned

Sep 10, 2019 6:00 PM

Almost a dozen prominent restricted free agents remain unsigned on the eve of training camps around the league, and several situations threaten to linger into the season, like P.K.Subban in 2013 and Toronto's William Nylander a year ago.

Maple Leafs teammate Mitch Marner, Tampa Bay's Brayden Point, Philadelphia's Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny, Colorado's Mikko Rantanen, Boston's Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo, and Winnipeg's Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor could all be conspicuously absent when camps open this week.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Avs, Valeri Nichushkin Agree To One-Year Deal

Aug 20, 2019 1:44 AM

The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin.

The 24-year-old had 10 assists and no goals in 57 games last season with the Dallas Stars. He has 23 goals and 51 assists in 223 career games, all with Dallas.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Avs Sign Samuel Girard To Seven-Year Extension

Jul 31, 2019 3:23 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season. The annual average value of the deal is $5 million, according to the Denver Post.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Signing

Avs Sign Andre Burakovsky To One-Year, $3.25M Deal

Jul 16, 2019 1:29 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Andre Burakovsky to a one-year contract. TSN reports that the deal is for $3.25 million.

The restricted free agent was acquired from the Washington Capitals on June 28 for forward Scott Kosmachuk and a second-round and third-round pick in the 2020 draft.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Avs Extend Coach Jared Bednar Through 2021-22 Season

Jul 10, 2019 4:11 PM

Colorado coach Jared Bednar has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Avalanche through the 2021-22 season.

Bednar is coming off a 38-30-14 season and his second appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs in his three seasons as coach.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Signing

Maple Leafs Acquire Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot, Draft Pick From Avs

Jul 2, 2019 1:12 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft from the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.

Toronto is sending Colorado forward Nazem Kadri, defenseman Calle Rosen and its third-round selection in the 2020 draft.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Capitals Trade Andre Burakovsky To Avs

Jun 29, 2019 12:51 AM

The Washington Capitals have traded forward Andre Burakovsky to the Colorado Avalanche for pending unrestricted free-agent forward Scott Kosmachuk and a second- and third-round pick in the 2020 NHL draft, the team announced Friday.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Coyotes Acquire Carl Soderberg From Avs

Jun 25, 2019 1:09 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired center Carl Soderberg for defenseman Kevin Connauton and a 2020 third-round draft pick.

Soderberg, 33, had a career-high 23 goals last season and added 26 assists. The Swede completed his fourth season in Colorado after starting his career with Boston.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Avs Sign UMass' Cale Makr For Playoff Run

Apr 14, 2019 1:04 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are hoping defenseman Cale Makar can do for them what he did for UMass this season.

The Avs signed the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner Sunday, and he will join the team immediately for its series against the Calgary Flames.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Signing

Potential Top Pick Jack Hughes To Attend NHL Draft Lottery
Jack Hughes is planning to attend the lottery results event in Toronto on Tuesday night, with the Avalanche having the best odds to land the first-pick.

Gabriel Landeskog Will Miss 4-6 Weeks
Gabriel Landeskog will miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury, the Avalanche have announced.


Avs Claim Marko Dano Off Waivers From Jets
Marko Dano played in 23 games for the Jets last season, with two goals and an assist.

Caps Bring Back Brooks Orpik
Defenseman Brooks Orpik has signed a $1M, one-year deal with the Capitals.

Avs, Matt Nieto Agree To Two-Year Deal
Matt Nieto scored a career-high 15 goals for the Avalanche last season.

Avs Buy Out Brooks Orpik
Veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik is now an unrestricted free agent.

Avs Sign Philipp Grubauer, Place Brooks Orpik On Waivers
According to multiple reports, Philipp Grubauer's three-year deal is worth $10 million.

Capitals Trade Orpik, Grubauer To Avs
The Capitals cleared salary cap space and found a potential starting goaltender in a deal with the Avalanche on Friday.

Taylor Hall Wins Hart Trophy
Taylor Hall of the Devils edged Nathan MacKinnon of the Avs in the NHL MVP race.

Avs Sign Goaltender Pavel Francouz To One-Year Deal
Pavel Francouz has played the past three seasons in Russia's KHL as a member of Traktor Chelyabinsk.

Avs Send Matt Duchene To Ottawa In 3-Way Deal
Center Kyle Turris is going from the Senators to the Predators in the deal.

Avs, Alexander Kerfoot Agree To Two-Year Deal
Forward Alexander Kerfoot became a college free agent earlier this month.

Avalanche Sign Dominic Toninato
Dominic Toninato wrapped up a four-year career with Minnesota Duluth in 2016-17.

RealGM Staff Report

U.S. Men's Hockey Names Tony Granato Coach
Chris Chelios, Scott Young, and Keith Allain have been hired as assistant coaches.

Mikhail Grigorenko Signs Deal With CSKA Moscow
Former Avs center Mikhail Grigorenko returned to Russia on Friday.

Avs Sign Goalie Jonathan Bernier
The Avs have signed free-agent goalie Jonathan Bernier to a one-year deal.

Hawks Win To Clinch Ninth Straight Playoff Berth
The Blackhawks beat the Avs 6-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight win and increase their lead in the Central Division.

Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win
Henrik Lundqvist is the first European-born goaltender to reach the 400 win milestone.

NHL Eyeing Games In Sweden, China
The NHL and NHLPA are close to finalizing two international events next season.

Matt Duchene Open To Trade From Avs
Avs center Matt Duchene has two years remaining on his current contract.