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In his seventh season with the Avalanche, Samuel Girard recorded three goals, 15 assists, 99 blocked shots, and a career-best 76 hits in 59 regular season games along with three assists, 22 blocked shots, and 12 hits in nine playoff games.

With his 15 assists, Girard joined John-Michael Liles as the only defensemen in franchise history to post at least 15 assists in seven consecutive seasons.

The 26-year-old defenseman has been reliable on the Avalanche blueline, logging 19:23 of time on ice per game in the regular season and playing a playoff career-high 22:58 in the postseason.

Samuel Girard 11/15/23 vs. ANA, 02/06/24 @ NJD, 02/08/24 @ CAR

Girard also reached several milestones, surpassing 450-career games played, 30-career goals, and 600-career blocked shots.

Samuel Girard 01/13/24 @ TOR, 01/15/24 @ MTL, 01/16/24 @ OTT

Entering the 2024-25 season, his eighth with the Avalanche, Girard has three years remaning on his contract. He's one point shy of 200 for his career, 25 games from 500, and 92 blocked shots from 700.