Colorado Avalanche sign Devon Toews to 7-year extension



by SEAD DEDOVIC

Colorado Avalanche sign Devon Toews to 7-year extension
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The Colorado Avalanche have ambitious plans for this season, underscored by the recent seven-year contract signing of Devon Toews. Toews was in the final year of his contract, but the Avalanche leadership has shown their trust in this exceptional defenseman, who couldn't hide his happiness over the deal.

"I couldn't be more excited to remain with the Avalanche and continue to build upon what we've accomplished so far," Toews said, as quoted by nhl.com! "... Denver has become home to my family and we love being a part of this community.

I'm excited to get this deal done and focus on our goal of bringing the Stanley Cup back to Colorado. "

Chris MacFarland reacts

Avalanche general manager Chris MacFarland emphasized that this was the team's primary goal before the important season.

MacFarland stressed how important Toews is to the team. Over the years, he has evolved into a remarkable defenseman, drawing interest from numerous teams eager to have him join their ranks. Nevertheless, it's with the Avalanche that he feels most comfortable and enjoys huge support.

"Getting a deal done with Devon at the start of the season was a priority for us. He has emerged as one of the best defensemen in the NHL and is a huge part of the core of this team. He logs heavy minutes in all situations, 5-on-5, power play and penalty kill, plays against the opposition's top lines and is one of the top point-producing defenders in the game as well.

And most importantly, he is one of our team leaders both on and off the ice. We're thrilled to have him in an Avalanche sweater for the next eight years."- Chris MacFarland said. The Colorado Avalanche have the potential to achieve significant feats this season.

It's evident that the team is heading in the right direction, and the management is dedicated to building a squad ready for remarkable success. We'll see how much they can do.

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