The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Mason Geertsen to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Geertsen, 19, just completed his 2014-15 season with the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants, where he led all team defensemen in scoring with 38 points (13g/25a) in 69 games. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound rearguard led the Giants in plus/minus rating (+3) and penalty minutes (107).
“Mason is coming off a strong junior season,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President/General Manager Joe Sakic. “We are pleased to have him under contract and look forward to seeing him at training camp.”
Selected by Colorado in the fourth round (93rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Geertsen has recorded 78 points (19g/59a) and 437 PIM in 245 career WHL games. The Drayton Valley, Alberta native served as an alternate captain for Vancouver in each of the past two seasons.