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.