DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed defenseman Josh Manson to a four-year contract through the 2025-26 season, the team announced Wednesday.
Manson, 30, recorded two goals and five assists in 22 games with the Avalanche after being acquired from Anaheim on March 14.
Manson' four-year contract is worth $18 million. The contract carries an annual salary cap hit of $4.5 million.
"Josh was a huge addition to our back end down the stretch and into the playoffs," Avalanche General Manager Chris MacFarland said. "He played big minutes on our second pairing throughout the postseason, providing a tough, steady presence in the defensive zone while also contributing on the offensive end with some key goals. Getting him under contract for the next four years helps further solidify our blue line."
Manson scored the overtime winner for his first career playoff goal in Game 1 of Colorado’s second-round series vs. St. Louis on May 17.
Selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, Manson left the club ranked fifth all-time among franchise defensemen in games played.
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