Colorado avalanche sign jack skille to a two-way deal

Jack Skille earned a spot on the Colorado Avalanche after an impressive preseason.
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The Colorado Avalanche have signed 28-year-old forward Jack Skille to a one-year, two-way contract.

Skille recorded six goals and two assists in 45 games last season.

The Avalanche had signed Skille to a professional tryout contract earlier this offseason. Skille played in five preseason games for the Avalanche, finishing with a goal and an assist.

The former 2005 first-round selection by the Chicago Blackhawks will join his fourth career NHL team in the Colorado Avalanche this season.

Colorado has also announced that forward Dennis Everberg was loaned to the San Antonio Rampage in the AHL. With forward Jesse Winchester and the signing of Skille, the Avalanche’s roster stands at 23 total players.

Colorado opens up their season this Thursday against the Minnesota Wild.