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The Avalanche have re-signed Andre Burakovsky to a two-year extension worth $9.8 million ($4.9M AAV).

Burakovsky earns a nice raise (from $3.25M to $4.9M) after setting career-highs in goals (20), assists (25), points (45) and PPP (11). Burakovsky has found a home in Colorado's top-6, sometimes on a line with Nathan MacKinnon, so he could take his point totals to another level in 2021.

Source: Darren Dreger 10/10/20, 12:46 pm EST

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The Avalanche have signed Kiefer Sherwood to a one-year, two-way deal ($700K/$250K).

Sherwood signed with the Ducks after three years at Miami (Ohio) University and spent the first three years of his career in their system. He had 23 points (16G / 7A) in 37 games with San Diego (AHL) a season ago and 13 points (6G / 7A) in 60 career NHL games.

Source: PuckPedia 10/10/20, 11:01 am EST

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Sheldon Dries has accepted his qualifying offer, signing a one-year deal worth $771K.

Dries spent almost all of 2020 in the AHL, scoring 21 goals with 14 assists (35 points) in 50 games with the Colorado Eagles. The 26-year-old did appear in five game with the Avalanche and now has six points (3G / 3A) in 45 career NHL games. With the Avalanche having one of the deepest forward groups in the NHL, Dries is likely destined for the AHL in 2021.

Source: PuckPedia 10/10/20, 10:34 am EST

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The Avalanche have signed Miika Salomaki to a one-year, two-way deal ($700K/$350K).

Salomaki was drafted in the second-round in 2011 and spent the first six and half seasons of his career in their organization before being traded to Toronto last February. Salomaki will likely start 2021 in the AHL, where he had seven goals and 12 assists (19 points) in 49 games with Milwaukee and Toronto last year.

Source: PuckPedia 10/9/20, 6:41 pm EST

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