Burakovsky signs two-year contract with Avalanche


Andre Burakovsky signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 25-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, scored NHL career highs in goals (20), assists (25) and points (45) in 58 games with the Avalanche last season and scored 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

“Signing Andre was a priority for us this offseason,” Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said. “He has been a great addition to our team and was a big part of our success this season. He’s a very skilled player who brings speed and scoring to our lineup, and we’re excited to have him under contract for two more years.”

Selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft, Burakovsky has 190 points (82 goals, 108 assists) 386 regular-season games with the Avalanche and Capitals and 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 71 playoff games.

Burakovsky won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018.

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