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Avs sign D Toews to four-year, $16.4M contract

Field Level Media
28 Oct 2020, 02:19 GMT+10

The Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman Devon Toews to a four-year contract through the 2023-24 season.

The team did not disclose terms of the deal announced Tuesday, but Sportsnet pegged the value at $16.4 million, or $4.1 million per season.

Colorado acquired the 26-year-old Toews earlier this month in a trade with the New York Islanders, who received second-round picks in the 2021 and 2022 drafts in exchange.

"We're excited to have Devon under contract for the next four years," Avalanche executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic said in a press release. "As I said when we acquired him, Devon is a smart, two-way, puck-moving defenseman who is a durable defender and is excellent in transition."

Toews played in all 68 games for the Islanders in 2019-20, finishing second among the team's defensemen in goals (six) and points (28). He added 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 22 postseason games.

A fourth-round pick by the Islanders in 2014, Toews has 46 career points (11 goals, 35 assists) in 116 games since making his NHL debut in December 2018.

--Field Level Media

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