Colorado Avalanche: Avs Sign Shane O’Brien to 3-Year Deal

June 26th, 2012 by Benjamin Klein Leave a reply »
It seems as if Colorado Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman is having a different player come into his office every day to negotiate a contract. Today, Colorado announced the signing of defenseman Shane O’Brien to a new deal, according to the team’s official Twitter.


"OB" UNDER CONTRACT: The #Avs have signed defenseman Shane O'Brien to a three-year contract through the 2014-15 season. Details to follow.

— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) June 26, 2012  

O’Brien scored three times in 76 games for Colorado last season and registered 17 assists for the third highest point total among Avs defenders. He plus-minus rating of two was the sixth highest on the team, third among defenders.

Colorado signed O’Brien to a three-year, $6 million deal that will pay him $1.8 million next year, $2 million the second year and $2.2 million in the final year, according to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post.

Shane’s teammate, Matt Duchene—who signed a two-year deal just a few days ago—is happy to have him back, according to Duchene’s Twitter.


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