Avalanche sign Devon Toews to 4-year deal with reported $4.1M AAV
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The Colorado Avalanche inked defenseman Devon Toews to a four-year contract, the club announced Tuesday.

Here's a year-by-year breakdown of the pact, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun:

Year Salary
1 $2.35M
2 $3.55M
3 $4.6M
4 $5.9M

Based on those figures, the average annual value would be $4.1 million.

Toews was a restricted free agent who had a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Oct. 31.

The Avalanche acquired Toews in a trade with the New York Islanders on Oct. 12, with two second-round picks heading the other way.

He collected six goals and 28 points over 68 games with the Islanders in 2019-20. It was his second NHL season, and he spent both with New York.

The 26-year-old ranked fifth on his former club in average ice time (20:30) this past campaign.

Toews essentially replaces Nikita Zadorov on Colorado's blue line. The Avalanche traded Zadorov to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Brandon Saad in a four-player swap on Oct. 10.

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