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Joe Cannata Re-Signs With Colorado Avalanche For 2017-18

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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.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th 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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2018-19 Men’s Hockey Schedule

5 - vs. Lake Superior State (7pm)
6 - vs. Lake Superior State (7pm)
27 - vs. UMass (Homecoming) (7pm)

28 - vs. Denver (7pm)
31 - vs. Colorado College (4pm)

22 - @ UMass Lowell
23 - vs. UMass Lowell

Date Undetermined
TBD - @ Bentley
TBD - vs. Holy Cross

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