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NHL: Avalanche Sign G Semyon Varlamov to 5-Year, $29.5 M Extension
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NHL: Avalanche Sign G Semyon Varlamov to 5-Year, $29.5 M Extension

Jan 31 2014, 2:36am CST | by

The Colorado Avalanche signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year, $29.5 million extension on Jan. 30.

The Colorado Avalanche signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year extension on Jan. 30.  The Avalanche issued a press release about Varlamov's new deal on their official website on the same...

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NHL: Avalanche Sign G Semyon Varlamov to 5-Year, $29.5 M Extension

Jan 31 2014, 2:36am CST | by

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The Colorado Avalanche signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year, $29.5 million extension on Jan. 30.

The Colorado Avalanche signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year extension on Jan. 30. 

The Avalanche issued a press release about Varlamov's new deal on their official website on the same day: 

"The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season."

The same update also quotes Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic, who lauds the impact the young Varlamov has made on the team.

"Undoubtedly, Semyon has been an impact player for us this season. At only 25 years old, he is entering the prime of his career and he wants to be part of the franchise moving forward.

"We are very excited to have to come to terms with him and the fact that he has agreed to a five-year extension demonstrates his commitment to the Avalanche and what we're trying to accomplish." 

USA Today Sports' Mike Brehm reports the extension is worth $29.5 million with an average annual cap hit of $5.9 million. He is set to earn $6.25 million, $6 million, $5.75 million and $5.5 million in the succeeding years. 

It's a significant raise from the $3 million he's currently earning. 

Varlamov then spoke with The Denver Post's Mike Chambers after a 5-4 victory -- his career-high 27th win -- over the visiting Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on Jan. 30.

"Great news for me. I think the biggest day of my life, happiest. I'm happy. I want to say thank you to the whole organization, Colorado Avalanche, to give me a chance to play for this team. 

"Thanks to my teammates. I think they play very well for me. That's why I signed the contract.

"I don't think I played that well the first two years (with the Avs)...Thank God the right people (joined) the team during the summer. (Avalanche head coach) Patrick (Roy) and especially (goaltenders coach) Francois Allair. Those guys helped me a lot, changed my game. I want to say thanks to those guys and thanks to my teammates again."

According to Chambers, Varlamov becomes the third active Avalanche player who signed a contract extension before his original deal was set to expire. The first two were left wing Gabe Landeskog and center Matt Duchene.

Chambers also notes the nine Colorado players who are impending free agents: forwards Paul Stastny, Ryan O'Reilly, Jamie McGinn, John Mitchell and Marc-Andre Cliche; defensemen Corey Sarich, Andre Benoit, and Tyson Barrie and Varlamov's backup at goaltender, Jean-Sebastien Giguere. 

Varlamov will join forces with Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets as the goaltenders of Russia in the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi next month, per Brehm. 

The 6'2", 209-pound Varlamov is currently in his sixth NHL season. He has also played for the Washington Capitals and has registered a 94-67 record with career averages of 2.58 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 190 games through Jan. 30, according to ESPN stats.   

 
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Bonino helps Canucks rally past Avalanche

Nov 4 2014 10:45pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Nick Bonino scored two goals, Ryan Miller made 20 saves and the Vancouver Canucks overcame an early deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night. Henrik Sedin and Derek Dorsett also scored for the Canucks. Chris Higgins had two assists for Vancouver. The Canucks tied it early in the third when Dorsett deflected Dan Hamhuis’ shot over the shoulder of Semyon Varlamov at 2:27. Bonino gave Vancouver the lead when he corralled a loose puck ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Tarasenko scores twice as Blues top Avalanche

Nov 1 2014 10:18pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues’ 4-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday night. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsn ...
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2 weeks ago

Tarasenko scores twice as Blues top Avalanche

Nov 1 2014 10:18pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues’ 4-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday night. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sports ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Tarasenko scores twice as Blues top Avalanche

Nov 1 2014 10:18pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues’ 4-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday night. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometow ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Tarasenko scores twice as Blues top Avalanche

Nov 1 2014 10:18pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues’ 4-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday night. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameC ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Tarasenko scores twice as Blues top Avalanche

Nov 1 2014 10:18pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues’ 4-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday night. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown H ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Tarasenko scores twice as Blues top Avalanche

Nov 1 2014 10:18pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues’ 4-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday night. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rog ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

MacKinnon Scores Twice, Avs Beat Islanders 5-0

Oct 30 2014 10:52pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Th ...
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2 weeks ago

MacKinnon scores two in Avalanche win vs Islanders

Oct 30 2014 10:28pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Nathan MacKinnon struck twice and Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves as the Colorado Avalanche dominated the New York Islanders 5-0 on T ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Vintage Varlamov Against Sharks

Oct 29 2014 1:06am CDT | Source: Colorado Avalanche

It was one of those games where Varly was just being Varly. Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov made 49 saves in net, including tying a career-best 22 in the first period, to help the Avs g ...
Source: Colorado Avalanche   Full article at: Colorado Avalanche
 

 

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