Avs Sign Bernier

The Colorado Avalanche wasted little time on opening day of free agency by filling a position that was left vacant by Calvin Pickard when he was chosen in the Expansion Draft.

The Colorado Avalanche announced that they have signed goaltender Jonathan Bernier to a 1 year, $2.75 million contract.

Bernier, 28, is coming off a bounce back year with the Anaheim Ducks. Acquired by the Ducks last summer from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Bernier posted a 21-7-4 record with a 2.51 GAA and a .915 save percentage this past season.

Bernier was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings 11th overall in the 2006 Entry Level Draft, 12 spots ahead of current Avalanche starting goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Along the way, Bernier has played for the Kings, the Toronto Maple Leafs (and Marlies) and the Anaheim Ducks.

Jonathan Bernier‘s holds a career record of 109-95-27, a 2.66 GAA and a .915 save percentage. The Avalanche tandem for the upcoming season will be Varlamov/Bernier.

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