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Jonathan Bernier signs contract with Avalanche

Goalie reportedly gets $2.75 million, made 33 starts for Ducks last season @NHLdotcom

Goalie Jonathan Bernier signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Financial terms were not released, but TSN reported Bernier will receive $2.75 million.

Tweet from @PierreVLeBrun: Jonathan Bernier agrees to a one-year deal with Colorado for $2.75 million

"Jonathan is a proven NHL netminder who brings experience to our goaltending position," Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said. "He is coming off a strong season with the Ducks, and we look forward to having him and Semyon Varlamov as our goalie tandem this season."

Varlamov had season-ending hip surgery Jan. 26 after missing 14 of 19 games because of an injured groin. The Avalanche also lost goalie Calvin Pickard, who was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft on June 21.

Bernier, 29, was 21-7-4 with a 2.50 goals-against average, a .915 save percentage and two shutouts in 39 games (33 starts) last season for the Anaheim Ducks. He played four games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and was 1-2 with a 3.28 GAA and .873 save percentage.

In nine seasons with the Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings, Bernier is 109-95-27 with 14 shutouts in 252 games (227 starts).

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