Avalanche sign Ryan Murray to 1-year pact

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The Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday.

The contract carries a cap hit of $2 million, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Murray accrued 14 points in 48 games while averaging 18:36 of ice time per contest with the New Jersey Devils during the 2020-21 campaign. The 27-year-old has eclipsed the 20-point mark three times over his career.

The 6-foot-1 left-handed shot is projected to slot into the Avalanche's middle pairing. He's joining a strong, defensively minded team in Colorado; the President Trophy-winning Avs led the league in shot attempts for (58%) and expected goals for (60%) while giving up the fewest high-danger goals (55) at all strengths last season.

Murray was drafted second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2012 and has 124 points in 395 career games.

Avalanche sign Ryan Murray to 1-year pact
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