DENVER — Sam Malinski signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Colorado Avalanche.
Malinski, 24, just finished his senior year as a defenseman at Cornell University.
The Avalanche announced he will join the Colorado Eagles on a professional tryout contract (PTO) for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
His two-year contract will be for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons.
The Lakeville, Minnesota, native was named team captain as a Cornell senior. He had 26 points — 8 goals and 18 assists — in 34 games this season.
Malinksi previously appeared in 87 games for the North American Hockey League’s Bismarck Bobcats from 2017-19. He started the 2017-18 campaign in the USHL with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
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