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Cannata Re-Signs With Colorado Avalanche

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Former Merrimack goaltender Joe Cannata re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche earlier this week, agreeing on a one-year, two-way contract.

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Cannata, 28, spent most of last season with Colorado’s ECHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles, posting a 21-5-1 record with a .931 save percentage, helping lead the Eagles to the Kelly Cup. Cannata joined the Avalanche organization in March of 2017 when he was traded to the Avs by the Washington Capitals. Cannata re-signed with the Avs last summer on a one-year deal. According to CapFriendly, the deal pays Cannata $650,000 in the NHL and $80,000 if he’s assigned to a minor-league affiliate; he was also awarded a $15,000 signing bonus.

“This (past) year was a big step for my career,” Cannata told the New England Hockey Journal. “To go through those two months in the playoffs and come out as a champion is amazing. It’s a great accomplishment to win at the pro level. We had a great group of guys this year. Several of them came back after winning it last year, and that helped a lot.”

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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