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Avalanche Sign Budaj & Koci

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Peter Budaj and forward David Koci each to a one-year contract for the 2010-11 season.

Budaj appeared in 15 games (11 starts) for the Avalanche this past season, compiling a 5-5-2 record with a 2.64 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and one shutout.  He also saw action in one game during the Stanley Cup playoffs against San Jose. 

Budaj, 27, was Colorado’s first selection (second round, 63rd overall) in the 2001 Entry Draft.  He has spent each of his five NHL seasons with the Avalanche, compiling an 86-70-23 career record with eight shutouts, a 2.74 GAA and .903 Sv% in 197 appearances.  He ranks third in franchise history in games, shutouts and minutes (10874), and is fourth in wins.  Budaj led the Avalanche with 31 victories in 2006-07 and 20 wins in 2008-09, and also paced Colorado in goals-against average (2.86) and save percentage (.900) as a rookie in 2005-06.

“Peter has been a valuable goaltender for our franchise over the last five seasons,” said Avalanche General Manager/Executive Vice President Greg Sherman.  “He’s had success at the NHL level and we look forward to having him back for another year.”

Koci, 29, appeared in a career-high 43 games in his first season with the Avalanche in 2009-10.  The 6-foot-6, 238-pound left wing tallied one goal and no assists while finishing second on the team with 84 penalty minutes.

“David brings grit and toughness to our lineup,” added Sherman.  “He was a good fit for our team last year.”

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german_wing's avatar

why would any team actually extend koci’s contract, let alone have him on the team?
the avs need a couple of things, but not really someone like koci ...
just my two cents.

Posted by german_wing from Frankfurt, Germany on 06/03/10 at 08:14 PM ET

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