The Colorado Avalanche have extended UFA-to-be right-defenseman Mark Alt to a two-year contract. Alt was acquired through waivers by the Avalanche on February 26th from the Philadelphia, but didn’t play until the last two weeks of the season. In 15 games spread across both organizations, Alt had zero points, a 48% shot-attempt ratio, and a 45% expected goals ratio.
Alt’s contract is two-way, meaning he will make less if he passes through waivers and is sent down to the Colorado Eagles. His cap hit will be $725K over the next two years in the NHL. When he is in the AHL, that number can be completely buried and not affect the Avalanche in any way. The reduced salary in the AHL will also help the brand new Eagles afford his contract.
Mark Alt's contract is a two-way deal. He will make:— AJ Haefele (@AJHaefele) May 10, 2018
1st year: $700K (NHL)/$225K (AHL)
2nd year: $750K (NHL)/$300K (AHL)
The soon to be 27-year-old American has played 260 games with Philly’s AHL teams, tallying 17 goals, and 61 assists in that span. Alt will be a solid regular for the Eagles, and hopefully can fill a spot in the NHL during injuries.