Sven Andrighetto found a new offensive gear after being traded from the Canadiens to the Avalanche last season, piling up five goals and 11 assists in 19 games with his new club. The 24-year-old's 28 points in 83 previous NHL appearances suggest he won't come close to matching that pace this year, but his outburst earned him a two-year, $2.8 million deal to stay in Colorado. There's room for Andrighetto among the top-six forwards on this young Avalanche team, though the speedy winger's value would dry up quickly if he's unable to carve out such a role.
Andrighetto agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $2.8 million with Colorado on Wednesday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. Andrighetto struggled to put his game together at the start of last season with Montreal, as he recorded just eight points in 27 contests. After heading to the Mile High City, however, the 24-year-old registered five goals and 10 helpers in just 19 outings. The winger also saw a significant increase in ice time with the Avs (17:30 versus 11:29), which came with an expanded role on the power play. No doubt all these factors contributed to Andrighetto opting to re-sign with Colorado.
Andrighetto was protected by the Avalanche with the expansion draft looming, The Denver Post reports. Traded from Montreal at the March 1 deadline, Andrighetto saw his average ice time figure jump by six minutes per contest. He skated for an even 17:30 with the Avs, fashioning 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 19 games. Given such lofty production coupled with wide speculation that star pivot Matt Duchene will be on the outs this summer, it's no wonder the Avs want to retain Andrighetto.
Andrighetto dished out two assists in a 5-3 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. Andrighetto has been quietly tearing it up lately, recording back-to-back two-point games while posting eight points in his last seven contests. He still only has seven goals and 12 assists in 40 games this year, but considering that a significant chunk of his overall production has come in the last two weeks, Andrighetto is definitely one to key on for daily purposes in the final few contests of the season.
Andrighetto scored both goals in a 4-2 loss to the Flames on Monday. The former Hab typically doesn't score often, as evidenced by his seven goals in 39 games this year. However, four of those have come in his last five outings, so you could do worse than take a flier on Andrighetto in daily formats while he's rolling.
Andrighetto stretched his point streak to three games and three points with his first goal in an Avalanche uniform. It came against the Senators in a 4-2 loss. Andrighetto had just eight points in 27 games in Montreal, but now has three points in four games in the Mile High City. Nice work, kid, but it still doesn't make you fantasy worthy.
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