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Burroughs signs; Wilson on his OCD; Hutchinson back to Leafs

October 30, 2020, 3:52 PM ET [3 Comments]
Rick Sadowski
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The Avalanche announced on Friday that they have signed restricted free agent defenseman Kyle Burroughs to a one-year contract.

The contract is worth $700,000 in the NHL and $150,000 in the AHL, according to capfriendly.com.

Burroughs was acquired from the New York Islanders for forward A.J. Greer on Oct. 11.

The 6-foot, 189-pound Burroughs, 25, will play for the Colorado Eagles but gives the Avalanche some depth in case of injuries.

Burroughs, who is from Vancouver, had eight points (two goals, six assists) in 58 games last season for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, for whom he was team captain.

A seventh-round pick (No. 196) of the Islanders in the 2013 NHL draft, Burroughs has 82 points (17 goals, 65 assists) in 313 AHL games, all with Bridgeport.


Colin Wilson’s story on The Players’ Tribune is well worth a read. Wilson, who had surgery on each hip and missed all but nine games with the Avalanche last season, writes about his OCD and addiction. So courageous of him to open up like this.


Former Avalanche goalie Michael Hutchinson signed a two-year, two-way contract to return to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. It has an average annual value of $725,000 at the NHL level.

Hutchinson, 30, played three games against Dallas in the Western Conference semifinals following injuries to Philipp Grubauer and Pavel Francouz. He went 2-1-0 with a 2.75 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

Hutchinson, who was an unrestricted free agent, was acquired from Toronto on Feb. 24 for defenseman Calle Rosen. He started one regular-season game, making 17 saves in a 2-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings on March 2.

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