Avalanche sign Chris Stewart
The 22-year-old Stewart led the team with 28 goals last season and finished with 64 points.
Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Colorado general manager Greg Sherman says the team is looking forward to seeing Stewart "build on what he started a year ago."
Colorado's young team slipped into the playoffs last season as the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The Avalanche were eliminated in the first round by the San Jose Sharks.
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