Giguere signs contract extension with Avalanche. reports goaltender J.S. Giguere has signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche. Giguere, 35, has one year remaining on his current two-year deal with the Avs worth $1.25 million per season. He played 32 games, with a 15-11-3 record, a 2.27 GAA and a .919 SP, with two shutouts.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Though it’s a bit surprising the Avs are signing Giguere to an extension when he hasn’t completed his current deal, it’s obvious they think highly of his presence, both as a backup and mentor for starter Semyon Varlamov, and as an experienced voice in the dressing room.

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3 Responses to Avalanche signs Giguere.

  1. JJB says:

    Those are some pretty good #’s for a back up as well! Anyway, really good way to nip those Thomas to Aves rumors lol

  2. Captain Ahab says:

    Something isn’t smelling right in the whole Thomas taking a year off from Boston thing. I believe that there has been a big rift between him and someone high up in the team’s management system (Neely?) and he is taking it out on the Bruins for whatever has happened.

  3. gameon63 says:

    whatever Thomas achieved for the Bruins on the ice his bizarre off ice behavior has become a distraction to the team and it’s time for him to go.
    $1.5 million for a capable mentor/backup is a decent price and Colorado won’t have to worry about the position for the next couple of years.

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