Colorado Avalanche goalie Jonas Johansson signs one-year contract

May 13, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonas Johansson (35) looks on during the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonas Johansson signed a one-year contract on Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for Johansson, who was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres on March 21 for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Johansson made an immediate impact with the Avalanche, posting a 5-1-1 record with a 2.06 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in eight appearances (seven starts). The 25-year-old Swede registered his first NHL shutout on April 9 after turning aside all 28 shots he faced in Colorado’s 2-0 win over the host Anaheim Ducks.

Johansson struggled during his time with the Sabres, however. He lost all six of his decisions (0-5-1) with the club in the 2020-21 season and had a 1-8-2 record with a 3.40 GAA in 13 appearances (11 starts) over parts of two campaigns.

He entered the NHL as a third-round pick by Buffalo in the 2014 draft.

–Field Level Media