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Drouin returns to Avs on one-year deal, sign de Haan


Jonathan Drouin is back with the Colorado Avalanche on a one-year deal, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. 

Drouin, 29, appeared in 79 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season, recording 19 goals and 56 points. He added three assists in three playoff games before the Avalanche were eliminated by the Dallas Stars in the second round.

The 5-foot-11 winger is coming off a one-year, $825,000 deal he signed with the Avalanche in July of 2023.

Drafted third overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2013 draft, Drouin has 96 goals and 337 points in 564 career games split between the Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, and Avalanche.

The Ste-Agathe, Que., native represented Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, recording a goal in three games en route to a fifth-place finish.

The Avalanche also added defenceman Calvin de Haan on a one-year contract. 

The 33-year-old spent last season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, appearing in 59 games and recording three goals and seven assists. 

He is coming off a one-year, $775,000 contract he signed with the Lightning last July. 

In 632 career NHL games, de Haan has scored 24 goals with 141 points split between the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks and Lightning.