Colorado Avalanche Sign Forward to PTO

Fresh off of signing Nathan MacKinnon to an eight-year contract extension, the Colorado Avalanche are staying busy. They are now signing Alex Galchenyuk to a professional tryout (PTO) contract, according to Peter Baugh.

There's no question that this move is far smaller than the MacKinnon extension, but this still has the potential to be a solid one by the Avalanche. Although often criticized by NHL fans around the world, Galchenyuk is still a decent secondary scorer when playing at his best. This past season, he recorded 21 points in 60 games with the Arizona Coyotes. That was with a far worse Coyotes team, however.

The Avalanche have lost forwards like Nazem Kadri, Andre Burakovsky, Nico Sturm, and Nicolas Aube-Kubel, so there are potential spots available for Galchenyuk to fight for. Let's see if he can impress the Avalanche at camp and earn himself a one-year contract in the process.

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