Toews signs seven-year extension


Devon Toews and the Colorado Avalanche have reached a new agreement worth $50.75 million. His new contract, which will begin next season, will be a seven-year extension and break down to an average of $7.25 million per year.

“Getting this done at the start of the year was a priority for us,” said General Manager Chris MacFarland in a press release.

Toews has become one of the top defensemen in the league since joining the Avalanche. The Canadian is +122 since he has come to Colorado and has 169 combined regular season and playoff points, which ranks sixth among all NHL defensemen.

Toews was a fourth-round draft pick by the New York Islanders and spent almost two full seasons in the AHL before being promoted. The year before the Avalanche traded for him, he appeared in 68 games with New York and had 28 points, followed by a very successful postseason. He would play 22 games and attain 10 points before the Islanders were eliminated. Since joining Colorado, he has played in 200 games and helped the team win their first Stanley Cup in 21 years in 2022.

Toews has become known as a menace on the ice. He not only plays with Cale Makar, but his positioning is always on par. To top that off, Toews uses his stick to his advantage to poke check the puck away from players at the most opportune times. He and Makar have truly become one of the best defensive pairs in the game right now. With the extension, the duo will likely remain a pair until the 2026–27 season. MacFarland ensured they will continue to bring us joy for years to come.

Updated on 10/13/23

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