Avs sign second-round pick Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche have signed second-round draft pick Ryan O’Reilly to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The 18-year-old forward has played for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League the last two seasons. He finished with 16 goals and 50 assists last year.

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O’Reilly was taken by Colorado with the 33rd overall pick in the 2009 entry draft.

Earlier this summer, the Avalanche agreed to terms with their top pick, Matt Duchene. He was the third overall selection.