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Avalanche re-sign Lehkonen to 5-year pact worth reported $22.5M

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The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed restricted free-agent winger Artturi Lehkonen to a five-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal carries an average annual value of $4.5 million, per TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

Lehkonen was acquired by the Avs from the Montreal Canadiens at the 2022 trade deadline in exchange for a 2024 second-round pick and prospect Justin Barron. He recorded 19 goals and 19 assists in 74 games, split between the two clubs.

The 27-year-old was also integral in Colorado's Stanley Cup triumph. He tallied eight goals and six assists in 20 postseason contests, including the series-clinching overtime winner in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Edmonton Oilers.

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