Jan 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) moves the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Last To-Do For The Colorado Avalanche: Re-sign Defenseman Tyson Barrie

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The Colorado Avalanche and their fans received great news on the front of Ryan O’Reilly, signing the forward to a two-year deal worth $12-million and avoiding arbitration. The team also made up for the loss of Paul Stastny by signing forwards Daniel Briere, Jarome Iginla, and also adding a top-four defenseman in Brad Stuart. However, they have one thing left to do: re-sign defenseman Tyson Barrie.

Barrie, 22, burst onto the scene during the 2013-14′ season as the 3rd-round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche made his mark. In 64 games played, Barrie accounted for 38 points, recording 13 goals and 25 assists — earning a plus/minus rating of +17.

Tyson was a key contributor on the Avalanche power-play unit where he collected 10 points, 4 goals and 6 assists. Barrie was a key part of the Colorado Avalanche game one victory over the Minnesota Wild in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording two assists in a 5-4 overtime victory.

However, during game three of the series in Minnesota, one certain player for the Wild who I will not name, ended Barrie’s season for good going knee-to-knee with Tyson who tried clearing the puck out of the Avs’ zone. Barrie’s presence both offensively and on the defensive unit were missed the rest of the series.

Barrie is the last missing piece this deep, well-rounded Avalanche squad. So my message to Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy is to get this deal done and as soon as possible!

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