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Avs re-sign Mitchell, confirm Berra’s deal

Mar 14, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

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The Colorado Avalanche handed out two three-year extensions on Friday, as they re-signed John Mitchell (pictured) and confirmed Reto Berra‘s new deal (which was reported earlier today).

Update: Mitchell’s three-year deal is worth $5.4 million overall while Berra gets $4.35 million over three years, according to the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater.

Mitchell, 29, has 23 points in 65 games as a center for Colorado this season. This is his second year with the Avs.

Berra, 27, was a surprise addition to the fold during the trade deadline, as the Avalanche sent a second-round draft pick to the Calgary Flames for a goalie who’s had an unremarkable start to his NHL career. Executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic backs up the team’s apparent belief in his skills.

“As I mentioned when we acquired Reto, we strongly believe in his abilities,” Sakic said. “He has size and skill and will help solidify our goaltending position for years to come.”

  1. LampyB - Mar 15, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    At this point I’d trust any goaltending decisions after what they were able to do with the varly giguere tandem. Roy knows what hes doing.

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