The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Joe Cannata to a one-year deal for the 2017-18 campaign.
Cannata, 27, spent most of the 2016-17 season with the Hershey Bears (AHL) before being acquired by the Avalanche on March 1. He was 11-5-3 in 22 games with Hershey, posting a 3.22 goals against average and a .876 save percentage, and in six contests with the San Antonio Rampage, went 2-3-0 with a 3.60 goals against average and a .872 save percentage.
Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Cannata has a 54-41-8 record in 116 career AHL games, posting a 2.75 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. A Wakefield, Mass. native, he played four seasons at Merrimack College from 2008-12.