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Colorado Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog re-signs on an eight-year deal

The Captain is staying!

Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights in second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs
DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 30: Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) takes the ice before the start of game 1 in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoff series on May 30, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Colorado Avalanche, at home in Ball Arena, took on the Vegas Golden Knights.
Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

And exhale. Captain Gabriel Landeskog has re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche on a eight year contract worth $7 million AAV. This contract will take Landeskog to age-36, concluding in the 2028-29 NHL season. The Avs and Landeskog were a little over 12 hours away from losing exclusive negotiating rights, and that treasured eighth year to keep the AAV down, but they got it done, and the number is something everyone can be happy with.

Never in doubt, this blogger says, collapsing to the floor.

You know what, we’ll take this, Dom.

In terms of the salary cap, the Avalanche now have approx. $12.4 million to sign a handful of players, including Tyson Jost, a goalie, and someone to play middle-six wing. We’ll see how this all plays out tomorrow at 10am MT as free agency begins.