On June 28, the Colorado Avalanche announced that they re-signed Swiss forward Sven Andrighetto to a 2 year, $2.8 million contract. The contract will hold an annual cap hit of $1.4 million per season.
“We were pleased with what Sven added to our team at the end of last season,” says Avalanche General Manager Joe Sakic. “He sees the ice well and brings speed and scoring to our lineup. We’re excited to have him under contract.”
Andrighetto, 24, was acquired by the Avalanche at the trade deadline in February from the Montreal Canadiens for power forward Andreas Martinsen.
Andrighetto wasted little time adjusting to his new surroundings in Denver as Sven scored 5 goals and 15 points in 19 games for the Avalanche down the stretch, showing instant chemistry with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen.
Drafted as an over-ager by Montreal in the 3rd round of the 2013 draft, Andrighetto spent most of the the time in the Canadiens organization in the minors where he was a productive scorer. In 170 AHL games, Sven posted 49 goals and 132 points. In 83 NHL games with Montreal, Andrighetto scored 11 goals and 28 points.
Andrighetto was among the 7 Restricted Free Agents the Avalanche tendered a qualifying offer to on June 26. He is signed up to the 2018-19 season.