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It’s Done: Avalanche Sign Matthew Stienburg to Entry-Level Contract



Avalanche Matt Stienburg

He was free to sign with anyone, but it looks Matthew Stienburg wanted to stick with the Colorado Avalanche.

On Friday, the Avalanche announced they had signed Stienburg to a two-year, entry-level contract through the 2024-25 season.

Stienburg, who had finished last season with the Colorado Eagles, was technically a free agent after the August 15 signing deadline came and went, but the team continued to negotiate with him and got the deal done. It’s a two-year deal instead of three simply because of Stienburg’s age.

Here’s more information on Stienburg from the release the Avalanche sent out…

Selected by the Avalanche in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft, Stienburg recorded 46 points (20g/26a) in 73 career NCAA games at Cornell University. He appeared in 18 games as a senior in 2022-23 (2g/5a), missing 16 contests due to an injury sustained in late December. Following his college season, Stienburg, 22, joined the Colorado Eagles (AHL) where he recorded one assist in four regular-season games and also one helper in four Calder Cup Playoff contests.

As a junior in 2021-22, Stienburg was named to All-ECAC Hockey Second Team after leading Cornell with 29 points (13g/16a) in 28 games. During his freshman season in 2019-20, Stienburg registered 10 points (5g/5a) in 27 games and ranked first among all ECAC rookie forwards with a +12 rating. He did not play during the 2020-21 campaign due to the cancellation of the Ivy League season.

Stienburg will likely take part in next month’s Rookie Faceoff Tournament in Las Vegas, NV, where the Avalanche prospects will play three games prior to main camp starting. Expect the 6’1″ forward to spend most of his time with the Eagles.

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