Avalanche sign forward Matt Nieto to 2-year deal
The Colorado Avalanche have agreed on a two-year deal with forward Matt Nieto.
DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed on a two-year deal with forward Matt Nieto.
Nieto is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 15 goals for the Avalanche. He also had his first career NHL hat trick on Oct. 24 against Dallas.
General manager Joe Sakic said Nieto brings "speed and offensive depth to our lineup. He adds a lot of energy to our team."
The 25-year-old Nieto was claimed by Colorado off waivers on Jan. 5, 2017. He had seven goals and four assists in 43 games for the Avalanche in 2016-17.
Nieto was originally a second-round pick of the San Jose Sharks in 2011.
The Associated Press