It’s a slow trickle, but some news is starting to come in for the Colorado Avalanche.
On Tuesday, the organization announced they had re-signed AHL defenseman Nate Clurman to a one-year contract through the 2023-24 season. Clurman, who has yet to play a game for the Avalanche, has spent most of his time with the Colorado Eagles since turning pro in 2021.
This past season, he established himself in the AHL as a mainstay for the Eagles. With the injuries on the NHL team and Brad Hunt spending so much time with the Avalanche, he played regularly with Keaton Middleton on the top pair. In 57 games, he registered three goals and 15 points. He spent most of the previous season in the ECHL with the Utah Grizzlies.
Clurman, 25, is a native of Boulder, Colorado and was a 6th round pick for the team back in 2016.
With the signing of Clurman, the Avalanche now have 9 defensemen inked to NHL contracts for next season. They will obviously add more, but Clurman is not expected to spend time with the NHL squad unless numerous injuries occur. Given the way the last few seasons have gone, that’s not out of the realm of possibility.
Stay tuned to CHN as more news starts to trickle in this offseason.