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Avs ink Jamie McGinn to two-year, $5.9M contract

Jun 19, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

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The Colorado Avalanche re-signed a noteworthy forward on Thursday, but it wasn’t Paul Stastny or Ryan O’Reilly. Instead, they signed Jamie McGinn to a two-year contract today.

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the contract is worth $5.9 million overall, with McGinn receiving $2.9 million in 2014-15 and $3 million in 2015-16. There’s no word on how this deal affects their chances of signing O’Reilly and/or Stastny since the Avalanche brass are sticking to a vaguely defined budget.

It was an interesting season for McGinn. The 25-year-old scored 19 goals and 38 points in 79 regular season games before managing five points in Colorado’s seven-game series against the Minnesota Wild.

Solid numbers notwithstanding, McGinn found himself in head coach Patrick Roy’s doghouse in late November and was even reportedly shopped around in December. A lot can change between a player and a team in months, so perhaps McGinn found himself back in Colorado’s good graces.

It certainly seems that way, as the winger is locked up through the 2015-16 season.

He seems excited enough about it (and really excited about the Toronto Blue Jays):

  1. sjsharks66 - Jun 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Still can’t believe Wilson let him go for Winnik and Galliardi… Great hockey player with a lot of heart. Not afraid to drop the gloves either. This is a steal for the Avs!

    • 19to77 - Jun 19, 2014 at 10:22 PM

      Speaking of Winnik, the Avs could do worse than picking him up for his defensive utility.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jun 20, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    I liked Winnik, would have rather kept him on the Sharks rathe than Galliardi.

  3. sharksman - Jun 20, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    worst trade ever by wilson

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