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Colorado Avalanche sign Evan Rodrigues to one-year contract

May 11, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evan Rodrigues (9) takes a shot against the New York Rangers during the third period in game five of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche announced a one-year deal with free agent forward Evan Rodrigues on Monday.

The defending Stanley Cup champs did not disclose the terms but multiple outlets reported he will earn $2 million for the 2022-23 season.

Rodrigues, 29, set career highs in goals (19), assists (24) and points (43), and played in all 82 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season.

“We are excited to add a two-way player with Evan’s versatility to our group,” said Avalanche general manager Chris MacFarland. “He is coming off his best offensive season and has shown he can play in a variety of roles and help a lineup in many ways.”

Rodrigues has 129 points (53 goals, 76 assists) in 316 games with the Buffalo Sabres (2015-20) and Penguins. The Toronto native also has three goals and three assists in nine postseason games.

–Field Level Media