Avalanche sign defenceman Ryan Murray to one-year, $2M deal

Former New Jersey Devils defenceman Ryan Murray (22) has signed with the Colorado Avalanche. (Kathy Willens/AP)

The Colorado Avalanche bolstered their blue line depth by signing veteran defenceman Ryan Murray to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team but Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports Murray will be paid $2 million next season.

The 27-year-old had 14 assists in 48 games with the New Jersey Devils last season. Before that, the second-overall pick in the 2012 draft had spent his first seven seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

“Ryan is an effective two-way defenceman who can provide minutes and added puck movement to our back line,” Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement. “We like the experience he brings to our locker room, and we’re excited to see him fit in with our group.”

August 2, 2021


Ryan Murray

Colorado Avalanche
1 yr
Free Agency
$2 million
$2 million

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