Signing with the Avalanche was easy for Soderberg

BY foxsports • July 28, 2015

When Carl Soderberg was traded to the Colorado Avalanche this offseason, the Avalanche were quickly able to sign the 29-year-old forward.

It turns out, according to the Denver Post, Soderberg didn't really want to have to deal with being a free agent, and he was more than happy to quickly sign his five-year, $23.75 million deal.

“I was waiting for Boston to come back to me,” Soderberg said in a phone interview from Sweden. “When they didn’t have room for me, my agent told me Colorado was interested in me. There was no doubt for me. Colorado is a great hockey club. I said go ahead, and then everything went really fast.”

Soderberg earned quite a pay raise from his previous contract, which earned him $3.025 million over three years.

Now, Soderberg is penciled in as a top-six center, and his line mates could potentially be Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon.

Not bad for a guy who was in the bottom six in Boston.

(h/t Pro Hockey Talk)

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