Mere weeks since Colorado won the Stanley Cup, there’s no rest for Joe Sakic and the Avalanche front office as free agency kicked off on July 13.
Here’s a running list of the new faces joining the Avs, the free agents who are leaving and who’s getting contract extensions:
Joining the Avalanche
- Andreas Englund, defenseman (previously Ottawa) — one year | Story
- Charles Hudon, forward (previously Montreal) — one year, two-way contract | Story
- Jonas Johansson, goaltender (previously Florida) — one year | Story
- Alexandar Georgiev, goaltender (from Rangers for draft picks) | Story
Avs sent 2022 third- and fifth round picks and a 2023 third-round pick.
Note: Georgiev signed a three-year, $10.2 million contract.
Leaving the Avalanche
- Nicolas Aube-Kubel, forward — Toronto Maple Leafs, one year, $1 million
- Andre Burakovsky, forward — Seattle Kraken, five years, $27.5 million
- Darcy Kuemper, goaltender — Washington Capitals, five years, $26.25 million
Re-signing with the Avs
- Andrew Cogliano, forward — one year, $1.25 million | Story
- Darren Helm, forward — one year, $1.25 million | Story
- Artturi Lehkonen, forward — five years, $22.5 million | Story
- Josh Manson, defenseman — four years, $18 million | Story
- Jacob MacDonald, defenseman — two years | Story
- Valeri Nichuskin, forward — eight years, $49 million | Story
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