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Ball Corp & KSE Announce Global Partnership to Advance Sustainability

Sustainable aluminum beverage packaging partnership in global venues; hometown venue to become 'Ball Arena'

by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment @BallArenaDenver / BallArena.com

Ball Corporation and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) today established a first-of-its-kind global partnership across three marquee venues in Denver, Los Angeles and London. The partnership was founded on a shared vision to advance sustainability in sports and entertainment by strengthening in-venue aluminum recycling, providing fans with a more environmentally friendly fan experience and showcasing aluminum beverage packaging as the most sustainable choice.

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Avalanche Re-Signs Tyson Jost, Hunter Miska

Jost inks one-year contract, Miska extended for two seasons

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Tyson Jost to a one-year contract for the 2020-21 season. Additionally, goaltender Hunter Miska has been re-signed to a two-year extension through the 2021-22 campaign.

Jost, 22, collected 23 points (8g/15a) in 67 games for the Avalanche this past season, equaling his career best in assists set during the 2018-19 campaign. He skated in his 200th career NHL contest on Feb. 26 against Buffalo and has produced 72 points (32g/40a) in 208 career games. The St. Albert, Alberta, native has six points (4g/2a) in 30 career Stanley Cup Playoff appearances.

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Avalanche Acquires Devon Toews from Islanders

The defenseman appeared in every regular season & playoff game for the Islanders in 2019-20

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Devon Toews from the New York Islanders in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. 

Toews, 26, appeared in all 68 games for the Islanders during his first full NHL season in 2019-20, tallying 28 points (6g/22a). His six goals and 28 points finished second among New York defenders. The Abbotsford, British Columbia, native went on to skate in all 22 playoff games for the Islanders, where he tied for first among team defensemen with 10 points (2g/8a).

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Avalanche Re-Signs Ryan Graves

Defenseman led NHL in plus/minus rating in 2019-20

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed defenseman Ryan Graves to a three-year contract through the 2022-23 season.

Graves, 25, led the NHL with a +40 plus/minus rating this past season, the first Avalanche player to lead the league in that category since Milan Hejduk and Peter Forsberg (+52) in 2002-03. Graves' +40 mark was the highest ever by a Colorado defenseman and tied for the second-highest rating by a blueliner in franchise history (Quebec's Mario Marois was +49 in 1983-84). He became the first NHL defenseman to finish +40 or better in 10 years (Jeff Schultz, +50 with Washington in 2009-10).

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Avalanche Acquires Kyle Burroughs

Defenseman served as captain for AHL Bridgeport in 2019-20

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Kyle Burroughs from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward A.J. Greer.

Burroughs, 25, recorded eight points (2g/6a) in 58 games last season for the Islanders' American League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he served as team captain. It marked his first year in that role after serving as a co-captain the season before. Selected by the Islanders in the seventh round (196th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Burroughs has totaled 82 points (17g/65a) and a +15 plus/minus rating over 313 career AHL games, all with Bridgeport.

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Avalanche Acquires Saad, Gilbert From Chicago

Nikita Zadorov, Anton Lindholm traded to Blackhawks

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Brandon Saad and defenseman Dennis Gilbert from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defensemen Nikita Zadorov and Anton Lindholm .

Saad, 27, is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, winning the title with Chicago in 2012-13 and 2014-15. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native has recorded 347 points (169g/178a) in 588 career regular-season games for the Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets, while adding 42 points (18g/24a) in 81 career postseason contests. 

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Avalanche Re-Signs Valeri Nichushkin

The forward inks two-year extension

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season.

Nichushkin, 25, tallied 27 points (13g/14a) in 65 games for Colorado this season, his first with the Avs after being signed as a free agent on Aug. 19, 2019. His 13 goals were one shy of his career high set during his rookie season with the Dallas Stars in 2013-14, and Nichushkin finished with a career-best +26 plus/minus rating, which ranked second on the Avalanche and tied for eighth in the NHL. Only three NHL forwards posted a higher plus/minus rating: Artemi Panarin (+36), Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point (both +28). Nikita Kucherov tied Nichushkin at +26. The Chelyabinsk, Russia, native recorded a career-best three game-winning goals and scored his first career shorthanded marker on Dec. 4 at Toronto.

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Avalanche Re-Signs Jayson Megna

Forward ink one-year contract

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Jayson Megna to a one-year contract for the 2020-21 campaign.

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Avalanche Re-Signs Andre Burakovsky to Two-Year Deal

The forward set career highs in goals, assists and points in 2019-20

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Andre Burakovsky to a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season.

Burakovsky, 25, finished the 2019-20 regular season with 45 points (20g/25a) in 58 games, reaching the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career and also setting personal bests in points and assists. He led the Avalanche with a career-high six game-winning goals, which was tied for 10th in the NHL and was also tops on the team and sixth in the league in shooting percentage (19.4%). Burakovsky shared the team lead in multi-goal games (four) and ranked second in multi-point efforts (13).

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Avalanche Re-Signs Dries, Adds Three Forwards

Sheldon Dries inks one-year deal, Colorado adds Miikka Salomaki, Kiefer Sherwood and Mike Vecchione

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Sheldon Dries to a one-year contract for the 2020-21 season. Additionally, the Avalanche has signed forwards Miikka Salomaki, Kiefer Sherwood and Mike Vecchione to one-year deals for the upcoming campaign.

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