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by Paul on 07/07/10 at 06:52 PM ET
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Brandon Yip to a two-year contract through the 2011-12 season. Yip was a restricted free-agent.
Yip, 25, was recalled by the Avalanche on Dec. 18 of last year and went on to tally 11 goals and 19 points (11g/8a) in 32 games during his rookie campaign. He finished first among all NHL rookies in goals-per-game at 0.34. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound right wing also appeared in all six playoff games for Colorado, recording two goals and two assists to rank second on the team in postseason scoring with four points.
“We’re pleased to have Brandon under contract,” said Avalanche General Manager/Executive Vice President Greg Sherman. “With his energy and style of play, we think he can be a solid player for our team.”
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