Varlamov got his wish to play for the team last Friday when the Avalanche acquired the 23-year-old from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and a conditional second-round pick in '12 or '13.
The Avalanche introduced their new No. 1 goalie Thursday, nearly a week after flurry of moves reshaped their roster. In addition to Varlamov, Colorado signed free-agent goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, defenseman Jan Hejda and forward Chuck Kobasew.
The Avalanche also the drafted six players in last month's draft, most notably forward Gabriel Landeskog and defenseman Duncan Siemens.