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Svatos re-signs with Avalanche

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche forward Marek Svatos has signed a one-year deal with the team, the Avalanche said Thursday.

Marek Svatos

Svatos

Right Wing
Colorado Avalanche

Profile

Svatos scored 15 goals and 30 points in 66 games for the Avalanche last season, a year after tying Joe Sakic for the team lead with 32 goals and finishing third among NHL rookies behind Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

His nine game-winning goals that season tied the league record set by Steve Larmer in 1982-83.

"We are looking for Marek to regain his rookie season scoring touch and heroics," general manager Francois Giguere said. "He has tremendous skills and is part of a group of young players ready to make a significant impact on the success of our team."