Avalanche sign Brunette to extension

The Colorado Avalanche extended forward Andrew Brunette’s contract by one year on Wednesday, keeping him with the team until 2008

The 33-year-old had a career-high 24 goals for Colorado last season and was already under contract at US$800,000 for this year. Terms of his one-year extension beyond that were not released.

“Andrew had a very strong season last year,” Avs GM Francois Giguere said in a release. “He’s been a solid, consistent performer throughout his career and we’re looking for much of the same from him over the next two years. He’s a gifted athlete and a key contributor to our offence.”

Brunette has 145 goals and 407 points in 624 career games for the Avalanche, Washington, Nashville, Atlanta and Minnesota

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