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Avalanche Sign John Mitchell for 3 More Years

This afternoon the Colorado Avalanche solidified their offensive depth for the next few years, re-signing versatile forward John Mitchell to a three year contract extension.

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According to the Colorado Avalanche's Official Twitter feed, the Avs have re-signed forward John Mitchell to a three year contract extension.

From the Avalanche press release:

Mitchell, 29, has appeared in 65 of Colorado’s 66 games this season, tallying 23 points (7g/16a) with a +8 plus/minus rating.  Mitchell’s 16 assists are just one short of his career high (17) set with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008-09 and 2009-10.  The Oakville, Ontario native played in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 14 vs. Minnesota and recorded his 100th NHL point on Nov. 30 vs. Minnesota.

"John is a proven NHL player who has been a very good addition to our team the past two seasons," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic.  "He can play in different situations and we feel his presence and his versatility will continue to strongly benefit our team moving forward."

The money on Mitchell's deal has not yet been released, but we will update this page as soon as that informations becomes available.

According to Adrian Dater at the Denver Post, John Mitchell, and newly signed goaltender Reto Berra have a pair of nice, cap friendly deals for the Avalanche:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>John Mitchell three yr, $5.4 million deal, Berra three-yr, $4.35 million</p>&mdash; Adrian Dater (@adater) <a href="">March 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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For those doing the math that's $1.8 million a year for John Mitchell and $1.45 million a year for Reto Berra.  Nice work Avalanche.