Avs re-sign ‘savior’ Mueller for two years

Updated: September 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm by Alexander Monaghan

At times last year they called him the savior of the Avalanche as center/winger Peter Mueller registered 20 points in the final 15 games of the season.  His output looked fantastic next to the talented Matt Duchene as the team looked like it solidified its lines then and for the future.  Over the past two years, their rebuild-on-the-fly has paid off as young players like Chris Stewart and Paul Stastny seem to have developed into top line threats with Mueller, Duchene, Ryan O’Reilly and TJ Galiardi leading the next group of recruits.

Mueller possesses a very hard shot from the point which proves lethal during the powerplay. His career highs came with the Phoenix Coyotes during his rookie year where he put together 53 points in 81 games whereas his full-season projection with the Avs would put him at 109 points for the season, based on last season.  Something tells us he fits somewhere well below that this season.

As a former 8th overall pick the kid still holds promise.  At 22-years-old he has plenty of room to further grow into his 6’2″ frame; pencil him in as a bench winger in most standard leagues.  Try not to gamble too high, but definitely a sleeper worth looking into.

Chris Stewart, Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny, Peter Mueller