Colorado announced some depth signings late Saturday afternoon with Andrew Agozzino returning to the org after a one-year absence, goalie Joe Cannata re-signing and new defenseman David Warsofski heading over from the Penguins.
Agozzino left the Avs/Rampage after an injury plagued year but returned to form with the Chicago Wolves putting up 18G/36A in 71 games. He still remains the Monsters all-time leader in goals, assists, points and games played. He also has 3 assists in 10 games with the Avs. Aggz is a consistent scoring vet forward that can provide some NHL depth when needed so pretty much a perfect fit for what they need. Great to see him back, and he’s on a 2-year deal.
Joe Cannata was acquired at the deadline for Cody Corbett and ended up playing 6 games for the Rampage last Spring. I’m not going to sugarcoat this, he wasn’t good. After several seasons of solid play in the Canucks organization he took a step back for both Hershey and San Antonio, ending the season with a save percentage in the .870’s overall. This says a couple of things. First, Spencer Martin will be the starter for the Rampage and the #3 for the Avs next year. Second, Jean-Ian Filiatrault and the rest of the goalie coaching staff have some work ahead of them. He’s on a one-year deal so both goalie spots could be up in the air for the Rampage next season.
David Warsofski comes over from the Penguins, generally the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, and he also signed for 2 years. He’s a bit small for the blueline at 5’9 170# but he had a breakout season with 16G/31A in 58 games on a stacked team. In the past he’s been more of a 4 points in 10 games kind of scorer and that’s probably a reasonable expectation. He’s also played 39 NHL games with the Bruins, Devils and Pens so an option for a 9th/10th D.
This is just a start, the Rampage roster is still quite bare although I have a feeling there have been some AHL contracts given out that won’t be announced until camp.