The Avalanche on Saturday re-signed restricted free agent Andre Burakovsky to a two-year contract worth $9.8 million, according to a league source. The forward is coming off a career-high 20-goal, 45-point season in 58 games in his first year with Colorado, after being acquired from Washington on June 28, 2019.
Burakovsky, 25, led the Avs with six game-winning goals and was sixth in the NHL in shooting percentage (19.4%). In the playoffs, he had 17 points (seven goals) in 15 games.
“Signing Andre was a priority for us this offseason. He has been a great addition to our team and was a big part of our success this season,” Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement. “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.”
The Avalanche has six more restricted free agents to sign: Defensemen Ryan Graves and Nikita Zadorov and forwards Tyson Jost, Valeri Nischushkin and Vladislav Kamenev.
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