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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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Varlamov says he’s healed, looks to start Friday

Oct 23 2014 6:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he’s healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team’s website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against the Senators, but left the game after he was knocked over. More NHL on Sportsnet ...
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Varlamov says he’s healed, looks to start Friday

Oct 23 2014 6:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he’s healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team’s website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against the Senators, but left the game after he was knocked over. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre L ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Varlamov says he’s healed, looks to start Friday

Oct 23 2014 6:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he’s healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team’s website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against the Senators, but left the game after he was knocked over. More NHL on Sport ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 hour ago

Varlamov says he’s healed, looks to start Friday

Oct 23 2014 6:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he’s healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team’s website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against the Senators, but left the game after he was ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 hour ago

Varlamov says he’s healed, looks to start Friday

Oct 23 2014 6:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he’s healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team’s website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against the Senators, but left the game after he was kno ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 hour ago

Varlamov says he’s healed, looks to start Friday

Oct 23 2014 6:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he’s healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team’s website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against the Senators, but left the ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Boyes nets OT winner for Panthers

Oct 21 2014 10:49pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Brad Boyes scored a power-play goal 2:23 into overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night. Jussi Jokinen had two assists, including one on the winner. Jokinen fed Boyes with a pass from the backboards and Boyes blasted a shot past goaltender Reto Berra to give the Panthers their second road win. Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots, Sean Bergenheim, Brandon Pirri and Aleksander Barko ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

The NHL Learns from NFL's Mistakes, Suspends Slava Voynov Indefinitely

Oct 20 2014 1:03pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The National Hockey League announced Monday morning that Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely as the league investigates his arrest on charges of domestic violence. From the NHL: NEW YORK – Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League of an arrest this morning on charges of domestic violence. The suspension was imposed under Section 18-A.5 of t ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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3 days ago

NHL passes first new domestic violence test

Oct 20 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The indefinite suspension came within hours of Slava Voynov’s arrest. Gary Bettman and his security staff had no time to piece together what happened, but they also had no choice once they learned that the Los Angeles Kings defenceman was facing domestic violence charges in California. Memories of the NFL’s botched handling of the Ray Rice spousal abuse case are still fresh for everyone in professional sports. Bettman had surely observed how hi ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

NHL passes first new domestic violence test

Oct 20 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The indefinite suspension came within hours of Slava Voynov’s arrest. Gary Bettman and his security staff had no time to piece together what happened, but they also had no choice once they learned that the Los Angeles Kings defenceman was facing domestic violence charges in California. Memories of the NFL’s botched handling of the Ray Rice spousal abuse case are still fresh for everyone in professional sports. Bettman had surely observed how his counterpart, N ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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