Skip to main content

Colorado Avalanche signs free-agent forward Brandon Yip to two-year deal

DENVER - Restricted free-agent forward Brandon Yip, who led all rookies in goals per game last season, has signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

Yip was recalled by the Avs on Dec. 18 and finished with 11 goals and 19 points in 32 games. He was second on the team with two goals and two assists in six playoff games.

He missed the first two months of the season with a hand injury and most of March with a shoulder injury.

The Avs also signed free-agent forward Ben Walter to a one-year deal. Walter, who has played in 24 career NHL games with the Devils, Bruins and Islanders, led New Jersey's AHL affiliate with 58 points last season.


William Eklund

Prospect Pool Overview: San Jose Sharks

What does the future look like for the San Jose Sharks? Tony Ferrari takes a look at the team's prospect crop, and which names stand out above the rest.

Robin Lehner and William Karlsson

How Will The Golden Knights Replace Robin Lehner?

With hip surgery sidelining goaltender Robin Lehner for the coming season, there are questions over how the Vegas Golden Knights will replace him. Finding a suitable starter through trade or free agency will be a daunting challenge.


Fischler Report: So You Want Your Son to be an NHL Star

Stan Fischler chats with former NHLer Jeff Chychrun about everything leading up to his son Jakob's rise to the big leagues. Plus, Fischler looks at the Hughes brothers, a heartwarming Buffalo Sabres story, the value of being a Presidents' Trophy winner and much more.