Avs ink Parenteau for 4 years

The Colorado Avalanche signed unrestricted free agent forward P.A. Parenteau to a four-year contract on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Parenteau established personal bests with 49 assists and 67 points in 80 games for the New York Islanders last season.

"P.A. is a skilled winger who will instantly improve our offense," said Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman. "He's a dynamic player who will help our power play and compliment our young centers."

Of his 18 goals in 2011-12, six were scored on the power play. He also registered 13 power-play assists.

The Ottawa-area native has totaled 41 goals and 129 points in 188 career games with the Blackhawks, Rangers and Islanders.