Pavel Francouz inked a fresh new contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche today after practice. The two-year, $4-million deal calls for the veteran goalie to make $2.25 million next season, $1.75 million the one after that.
“It’s always a pleasure to sign a new deal, especially with an organization like this,” said Francouz “I’m really happy here, my family is happy here.”
Francouz has played in 14 games this season with a 10-3-1 record. He has a 2.46 goals against average and .920 save percentage. In 50 career NHL appearances. Francouz is 31-12-5 with a 2.42 goals-against and .923 save percentage. Francouz said contract talks began around the All-Star break.
“I’m really happy we made it work,” said Francouz.
The news of the deal came after the team announced that captain Gabe Landeskog and Sam Girard would be out for an extended time. So it wasn’t all doom and gloom at practice.
“It’s so much fun to play with this team, we’re winning a lot. We have a great coaching staff, I have a great relationship with Darcy,” said Francouz. “We sit next to each other in the locker room, we have plenty of time to talk.”
The Avs take on the Calgary Flames tomorrow at Ball Arena and the starting goalie has yet to be announced. Tomorrow, previous Covid requirements to enter Ball Arena will be lifted.