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SIGNING – Avalanche sign D Patrick Wiercioch

The Avalanche have signed D Patrick Wiercioch to a . He had 5 assists in 52 games last years with the Senators where he finished with a +2 plus/minus rating. The 6’5 left shooting defenseman has 12 goals and 50 assists in 211 games over 4 seasons.

He has the size that the Avalanche want on the back end and will probably fill the role of Nick Holden who was traded to the Rangers after the draft. He plays great in his own end and does have a big shot when he gets a chance to let it go. All the talk has been about the Avs depth on D and this is an instant upgrade for them.

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