Avs reward F McLeod with 3-year deal

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Cody McLeod to a three-year contract extension.

The deal was announced Monday and keeps McLeod, 27, with the Avs through the 2014-15 season.

In 75 games this past season, McLeod had six goals and five assists. His 164 penalty minutes were a team-high and marked the fifth straight season in which he registered 100 or more.

He also led the team with 17 fighting majors, one shy of a his career high.

In five NHL seasons -- all with Colorado -- McLeod has 37 goals and 29 assists for 66 points to go with 773 penalty minutes.