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Report: Avalanche sign Pickard to one-year, $850,500 contract

Sep 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) makes a save on Anaheim Ducks left wing Max Friberg (43) as defenseman Chris Bigras (57) assists in defense in the second period at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) makes a save on Anaheim Ducks left wing Max Friberg (43) as defenseman Chris Bigras (57) assists in defense in the second period at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Calvin Pickard to a one-year, two-way, $850,500 contract, according to BSN Denver.

Pickard, 23, looked really strong for the Avalanche, recording a .932 save percentage and a 2.35 goals against average in his first 16 NHL games of his career.

Barring any sort of injury or other matter, Pickard will start out the 2015-16 season with the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL as the primary goaltender, behind Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra on the Avalanche goaltender depth chart.

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