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Avalanche sign Barrie to 4-year, reported $22M deal

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Tyson Barrie to a four-year contract reportedly worth $22 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Barrie is coming off his fourth full season with the Avalanche since being drafted in the third round in 2009.

The 2015-16 campaign marked the second straight season in which Barrie led all Avalanche defenders in scoring, doing so while also tying a career high with 13 goals in 78 games.

Barrie became the first restricted free agent to make it to an arbitration hearing on Friday. Reports suggested that Barrie was seeking a one-year, $6-million deal, while the Avalanche were reportedly looking for a two-year contract that would have paid Barrie $4 million and $4.25 million respectively.

With Barrie's deal done, the Avalanche have now signed all of their pending free agents.

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