Gormley signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Thursday. Gormley appeared in 26 games with the Avalanche last season, notching a single assist with a minus-3 rating over that span. The 24-year-old blueliner spent the majority of the 2015-16 campaign with AHL San Antonio, but wasn't much better in the minors, tallying six points (four goals, two assists) with an awful minus-19 rating over 39 games. The left-handed defenseman will compete for a bottom-pairing role with the Devils in September's training camp.
Gormley was not given a qualifying offer by the Avalanche on Monday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. Gormley becomes an unrestricted free agent since he was not tendered a qualifying offer by Monday's deadline. The 24-year-old defenseman has been a big disappointment since the Coyotes made him the 13th overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In 58 career games, he's posted only five points and minus-6 rating between the 'Yotes and Avs.
Gormley was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Wednesday. Gormley hasn't played particularly well for the Avs this season, notching a single assist to go with a minus-3 rating in 26 games, which is why the 23-year-old blueliner was waived by the team Thursday. The former first-round pick will hope to gain some confidence during his time in the AHL.
Gormley has been waived by the Avalanche, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Gormley failed to make any kind of impact offensively for the Avs, having notched just one assist for his only point in 26 games this season. If he clears waivers, the defenseman could wind up in the minors and remain property of Colorado and its minor-league affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.
The Coyotes traded Brandon Gormley to the Avalanche on Wednesday in exchange for Stefan Elliott, Drew Spevak of ESPN Denver reports.
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