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Avs ink Giguere to 1-year extension

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Avalanche signed veteran goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere to a one-year contract extension on Monday.

"J.S. provided leadership, stability and a veteran presence to our team last season," said Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman. "He helped solidify our goaltending position and we are pleased to have J.S. under contract for the next two seasons."

Giguere joined Colorado as a free agent last summer, inking a two-year deal.

The 35-year-old Quebec native went 15-11-3 with a 2.27 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 32 games last season.

Giguere won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 and was recognized as playoff MVP with the Conn Smythe Trophy four years earlier when the Ducks lost to New Jersey in seven games.

A 1995 first-round pick of the Hartford Whalers, Giguere's 246 career wins places him in a tie with George Hainsworth and Pete Peeters for 46th place on the league's all-time list.

08/13 14:45:44 ET