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Colorado Avalanche sign Devon Toews to new four year contract

Two weeks after acquiring him, the Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a new four year contract with defenseman Devon Toews. A restricted free agent at the time of the trade, the former New York Islander, has avoided arbitration by signing a new contract worth $16.4m. The deal is back loaded with no signing bonus and carries an annual cap hit of $4.1m.

The contract is broken down as follows:

2020-21: $2,350,000

2021-22: $3,550,000

2022-23: $4,600,000

2023-24: $5,900,000

The 26-year old, appeared in all 68 games for the Islanders during his first full NHL season in 2019-20 - putting up six goals and 28 points.