Renaud Lavoie reports the details of goalie Philipp Grubauer‘s new contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Grubauer will earn ten million dollars over the next three seasons.
Grubauer, 26, earned $1.5 million on his just-expired, one-year deal, which left him in restricted free agent status. Pending the expiration of his new, three-year deal, Grubauer will be an unrestricted free agent.
Philipp Grubauer’s salary with Avs the next three seasons: $3.35 million, $3.9 million, $2.75 million
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Colorado has another former Capitals goalie on the roster. Semyon Varlamov‘s contract, worth $5.9 million annually, expires after this season. Varlamov has had an up-and-down time in Colorado but bounced back with a .920 save percentage in 51 games last season. Grubauer and Varlamov are expected to complete for a number-one spot.
On Friday, the Capitals traded Grubauer’s rights to Colorado along with Brooks Orpik in exchange for a second-round pick. The Avalanche have begun the process to buy out the final year of Orpik’s contract. The Capitals have stated an intention to re-sign Orpik, which is buckwild if you think about it.
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