It was a big day for the Colorado Avalanche, as they found a way to extend Devon Toews for seven more seasons. Even after the new extension kicks in, he won’t be among the 25 highest paid defensemen in the NHL, so Chris MacFarland did quite well.
Gabriel Landeskog might not be around the team right now, but he’s out and about, as he was seen dropping the puck for his former Junior team Friday night.
All that and more in this Saturday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
Devon Toews is going to be sticking around for a long time. The 29 year old defenseman signed a massive 7-year, $50.75 million extension that will kick in next season. As of right now, he will have the 29th highest cap hit in the NHL for defensemen, so it’s still a decent bargain.
Avalanche GM Chris MacFarland met with the media members that were in LA on Wednesday, and here’s a recap of what he said.
On Saturday, I’ll have a more in-depth breakdown of the Toews contract, and the Avalanche will play in San Jose later in the day.
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Gabriel Landeskog is not around the team right now, but I can only assume he’s back in Toronto rehabbing based off everything that happened on Friday night. The Avalanche captain played his Junior hockey in Kitchener, and they invited him out to drop the puck, as well as read the lineup cards for his old team.
Gabriel Landeskog is at the Aud! 👀
— Ontario Hockey League (@OHLHockey) October 13, 2023
— Kitchener Rangers (@OHLRangers) October 13, 2023
Around The NHL
There were only two games in the NHL on Friday night, but in one of them, Logan Cooley made his debut, and showed very well. The Arizona Coyotes took down the New Jersey Devils in a shootout, and look like they’re going to be a fun team to watch this season.
In the other game, the Pittsburgh Penguins shutout the Washington Capitals. These games used to be must-watch hockey, but as both teams age, it’s a little easier to skip them.
National Hockey Now
Cam Neely sees a lot of Ray Bourque in Charlie McAvoy
Spencer Knight impresses in his AHL return.
Old friend Darcy Kuemper missed the Capitals game, but for a good reason – he and his wife welcomed a new baby into the world. Congratulations to the Kuemper family!
Jalen Chatfield was an important part of the defense for the Carolina Hurricanes at the end of last season, but in the season opener, he barely played. Here’s why.