Jan 27, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche extend goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a 5-year extension

According to Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, the Colorado Avalanche and goaltender Semyon Varlamov come to an agreement on a five-year contract extension which extends through the 2018-19 season which is worth $29.5 million dollars and will take a cap hit of $5.9 million.

Varlamov has played excellent for the Avalanche that is just past the half-way point of the 2013-14 regular season. In Colorado’s most recent game against the Dallas Stars, the 25-year-old stopped 41-of-44 shots in the 4-3 win. He has had a fantastic month of January as the goaltender is 9-1-1, with a 2.57 goals against average with a save percentage of .922%.

On the season, Varlamov has collected 26 of the teams 33 wins with a record of 26-9-5 with a goals against average of 2.43. Varlamov will be a piece that the Avalanche can build around for the future including Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, and Gabriel Landeskog.

Tune into tonight’s game on Altitude Sports or Fox Sports North to see the Colorado Avalanche take on the Minnesota Wild at 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT.

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