Avalanche Sign Goaltender to Multi-Year Contract

The Colorado Avalanche have wasted no time locking up new goaltender Alexandar Georgiev, as the team announced a three-year contract extension on Sunday. The Avs sent a few draft picks to the New York Rangers for Georgiev after it was determined starter Darcy Kuemper wanted to cash in on the open market.

Georgiev will get his first chance to be a starter next season as he'll be in line for starting the majority of the games in Colorado. The new deal carries a $3.4 million annual cap hit. The Avs sent two third round picks and a fifth-rounder for the Russian netminder. 

Georgiev appeared in 33 games last season and finished strong, going 8-1-0 in his last nine games. Overall he produced a .898 save percentage and a 2.92 goals against average. Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic had this to say about adding Georgiev to his mix:

When he was a starter, he played really well, and he wanted a bigger opportunity, and he's got that opportunity. He was looking forward to the challenge. … He played in a big market. He was in New York. He can deal with a lot of that stuff. We're excited for him

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