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Avs ink O'Reilly to two-year deal
Ryan O'Reilly
Ryan O'Reilly led the Avs with 28 goals and added 36 assists for 64 points last season.
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Avalanche re-signed forward Ryan O'Reilly to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

The deal avoided salary arbitration.

According to the Denver Post, O'Reilly will make $5.8 million this season and $6.2 million in year two of the deal.

O'Reilly, the 2014 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability, led the Avs with 28 goals and added 36 assists for 64 points last season. He also led the NHL with 83 takeaways, marking the second time in his career that he's paced the league in that category (2011-12).  Full Story

Fancy stats come to Toronto
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's a rare occasion when the hiring of an assistant general manager can cause so much fanfare, but such is life in the so-called "Centre of the Hockey Universe."

Brendan Shanahan, the recently-installed president and alternate governor of the Maple Leafs, made a big first step towards changing the culture in Toronto by hiring 28-year-old advanced stats wunderkind Kyle Dubas to serve as his club's assistant GM.  Full Story

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