Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Avalanche signed veteran goalie
Jean-Sebastien Giguere to a one-year contract extension on Monday.
"J.S. provided leadership, stability and a veteran presence to our team last
season," said Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman. "He helped solidify our
goaltending position and we are pleased to have J.S. under contract for the
next two seasons."
Giguere joined Colorado as a free agent last summer, inking a two-year deal.
The 35-year-old Quebec native went 15-11-3 with a 2.27 goals-against average
and .919 save percentage in 32 games last season.
Giguere won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 and was recognized as playoff
MVP with the Conn Smythe Trophy four years earlier when the Ducks lost to New
Jersey in seven games.
A 1995 first-round pick of the Hartford Whalers, Giguere's 246 career wins
places him in a tie with George Hainsworth and Pete Peeters for 46th place on
the league's all-time list.
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