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Avalanche Signs Adam Werner

Goaltender was Avs' fifth-round selection of 2016 NHL Draft

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Adam Werner to a two-year, entry-level contract through the 2020-21 season.

Werner, 22, spent the 2018-19 season with Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League and finished with a 15-6-3 record, 2.02 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 26 games.

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Avalanche Farm Report: April 30

The Eagles season ends in Game 4 against Bakersfield

by Dan Vatch /

Spotlight On: Martin Kaut (Colorado Eagles)

The Brno, Czech Republic, native spent his first season in North with the Colorado Eagles of the AHL and wrapped up the year this week. Kaut helped the club to the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs and netted both of the team's goals in Game 4 on Saturday as the Eagles fell 5-2.

During the regular season, Kaut tallied 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) in 63 appearances with Colorado.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound forward represented his home country, Czech Republic, in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. He was an alternate captain for the team and posted three goals and a helper in five contests during the tournament.

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Avalanche Farm Report: April 23

Prospects continue their postseason runs

by Miranda Einhorn /

Spotlight On: Andrew Agozzino, C, Colorado Eagles (AHL)

Agozzino netted his first career hat trick in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs this week, helping the Colorado Eagles even their playoff series against the Bakersfield Condors.

The forward is in his seventh season in the AHL, and he racked up a team-leading 60 points (26 goals, 34 assists) over 56 outings during the regular season. Agozzino tied for second in the AHL with four short-handed markers this season and also led the Eagles in plus-minus rating (plus-12) and power-play tallies (eight).

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Avalanche Farm Report: April 16

Eagles begin the Calder Cup Playoffs on Friday against Bakersfield

by Dan Vatch @CallieParmele /

Spotlight On: Josh Dickinson, C, Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)

The 21-year-old has split his first full professional season between the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League and the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. During the 2018-19 campaign, Dickinson tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in 21 games with Colorado and notched 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists) in 31 regular-season appearances with Utah. In the Kelly Cup Playoffs with the Grizzlies, Dickinson has totaled two markers and two helpers in just two outings. His four points are tied for the league-lead in postseason action.

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Avalanche Signs Cale Makar to Entry-Level Contract

Hobey Baker Award winner to join Colorado immediately

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Cale Makar to a three-year, entry-level contract. He will join the Avalanche immediately for its Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Calgary Flames.

Makar, 20, just completed his sophomore season at the University of Massachusetts, helping the Minutemen reach the NCAA Frozen Four Championship Game. The Calgary, Alberta, native was named the winner of the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, becoming the first player in school history to win college hockey's top individual prize. 

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Eagles Clinch Playoff Spot

Colorado defeats San Jose Barracuda 3-2

by Colorado Eagles /

LOVELAND, Colo.--The Colorado Eagles collected goals from Martin Kaut, Dominic Toninato and Logan O'Connor to defeat the San Jose Barracuda 3-2 on Saturday. The victory combined with San Diego's 4-3 win over the Tucson Roadrunners clinched a spot for Colorado in the 2019 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs. The Eagles have now qualified for the postseason in all 16 seasons in the team's history, as Colorado now prepares to face the Bakersfield Condors in Round 1. 

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Cale Makar Wins Hobey Baker Award

Avalanche prospect named college hockey's top player as a sophomore

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

Colorado Avalanche prospect Cale Makar was named the recipient of the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, given to college hockey's top player, at a ceremony on Thursday afternoon in Buffalo, New York, the site the NCAA Men's Division I Frozen Four.

Makar, a sophomore defenseman for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the first player in school history to win the award, and he is the first underclassman to pick up the accolade since Boston University freshman Jack Eichel in 2015.

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Avalanche Farm Report: April 9

Colorado Eagles continue their playoff push

by Miranda Einhorn /

Spotlight On: Mason Geertsen, D, Colorado Eagles (AHL)

Defenseman Mason Geertsen notched his 13th assist of the season for the Colorado Eagles in a 3-2 loss against the Chicago Wolves this past week, extending his American Hockey League career high for helpers in a season. He has also registered three goals this year, and his 16 points mark the most he's ever registered in a single season in the AHL.

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Cale Makar Named Hobey Baker Award Finalist

Avalanche prospect up for college hockey's top player honor

by Dan Vatch /

Cale Makar, a sophomore defenseman for the University of Massachusetts and a Colorado Avalanche prospect, was selected on Thursday as one of three finalists for the 2018-19 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's top player. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 12 in Buffalo, New York, the site of the 2019 NCAA Frozen Four.

Selected in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft by the Avalanche, the Calgary, Alberta, native has recorded career highs this season in goals (16), assists (32) and points (48) while helping lead the Minutemen to the Frozen Four for the first time in program history. His point total is currently third among all NCAA skaters and first for college blueliners.

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Mason Geertsen Named Eagles' 2018-19 AHL Man of the Year

Avalanche prospect up for the league's Yanick Dupre Memorial Award

by Colorado Eagles @ColoradoEagles /

The Colorado Eagles are proud to announce that Mason Geertsen has been named the Eagles' winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Northern Colorado community during the 2018-19 season.

Geertsen won an ECHL Kelly Cup with the Eagles in 2017 and has been an instrumental part in the team's transition to the AHL. This year, Geertsen has made it a point to be a part of as many community appearances as he was able to attend, never saying no to a fan or team request.

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