The Colorado Avalanche
on Thursday re-signed forwards Kevin Porter
and Philippe Dupuis
as well as defenseman Ray Macias
to contracts for the 2010-11 season. All three players have had brief stints with the Avs.
Porter, 24, was acquired by the Avalanche on March 3 and had 2 goals and 1 assist in 16 games with Colorado. He also dressed in four of the Avalanche's six playoff contests against San Jose. The Detroit native also appeared in four games with the Coyotes before the trade. He had 16 goals and 25 assists in 56 combined AHL games between the Lake Erie Monsters and San Antonio Rampage. Porter has played in 54 career NHL games, tallying 7 goals and 6 assists. He won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as a senior at the University of Michigan in 2007-08.
Dupuis, 25, spent most of 2009-10 with Colorado's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, where he scored 16 goals and added 19 assists in 68 games. The Laval, Quebec, native also skated in four games for the Avalanche, recording his first NHL point, an assist, on Nov. 4, 2009 vs. Phoenix. Dupuis, who was acquired from Columbus on Jan. 22, 2008, has appeared in 12 career NHL games, tallying 1 assist.
Macias, 23, was Colorado's sixth choice (fourth round, No. 124) in the 2005 Entry Draft. He spent all of the 2009-10 season with Lake Erie, scoring 7 goals and adding 10 assists in 52 games. Macias saw his first NHL action with the Avalanche in 2008-09, earning an assist in six games. The Long Beach, Calif., native became only the second California-born player to play for the Avalanche.