O’Brien inks new deal with Avs.

The Denver Post reports the Colorado Avalanche have re-signed defenseman Shane O’Brien to a three-year, $6 million contract, worth an average cap hit of $2 million per season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: O’Brien had his second-best season in his career, with 20 points and 105 PIMs, which earned him the most lucrative deal of his NHL career, nearly doubling per season the $1.1 million he made this season.