banner

NHL

more stats

Avs get Stuart from Sharks

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Avalanche added experience to their defense on Tuesday, acquiring veteran Brad Stuart from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks.

The Sharks received a second-rounder in 2016 and a sixth-rounder in 2017.

"The acquisition of Brad helps strengthen our blue line," said Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic. "He is a proven, quality defenseman and his addition will help our team."

Stuart, 34, has played in nearly 1,000 games since breaking into the NHL in 1999, a year after he was selected third overall by San Jose.

The Alberta native has totaled 77 goals and 245 assists in 985 games with the Sharks, Boston, Calgary, Los Angeles and Detroit. He won a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2008.

Colorado also signed defenseman Nick Holden to a three-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season and reached deals with four free agents, including forward Jesse Winchester.

A healthy scratch early in the season, Holden, 27, became a steady presence on the blueline and finished with 10 goals and 15 assists in 54 games for the Avalanche.

Winchester has skated in 285 games over six NHL seasons, the first five of which he spent with the Ottawa Senators. The 30-year-old was with Florida during the 2013-14 campaign and recorded a career-best nine goals along with nine assists over 52 games as a member of the Panthers.

Winchester, along with defenseman Zach Redmond and forward Ben Street, agreed to terms on a two-year contract, with the Avalanche also signing defenseman Bruno Gervais for one year.

Gervais owns 418 games of NHL experience but spent all of last season with the Adirondack Phantoms, Philadelphia's American Hockey League affiliate.

07/01 19:06:13 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Canes dominate Penguins in 4-1 win 2
Hurricanes announce training camp roster

The Hurricanes have invited 51 players to their main camp, including five goaltenders, 18 defensemen and 28 forwards.

Related Stories
  • NFL: Tampa Bay at Atlanta

    Tonight at 8:25 on WRAL-TV

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tomorrow at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Maryland at Syracuse

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Tampa Bay at Atlanta

    Tonight at 8:25 on 99.9 The Fan

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Saturday at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs. Presbyterian

    Saturday at 6:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • Football Friday

    Tomorrow at 11:35 pm

Scoreboard
MLB
Final
COL 16
LOS 2
Final
ARI 2
SFG 4
Final
PIT 9
BOS 1
Final
BAL 6
TOR 1
Final
NYM 3
MIA 4
Final
TAM 2
NYY 3
Final
ATL 3
WAS 1
Final
CHC 3
CIN 1
Final
KAN 6
CWS 2
Final
HOU 0
CLE 2
Final
MIN 8
DET 4
Final
STL 2
MIL 0
Final
ANA 5
SEA 0
Final
OAK 1
TEX 6
Final
SDP 2
PHI 5
3:35pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
LOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
CLE
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
MIL
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
ARI
 
9:10pm Tonight
SDP
PHI
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
SEA
 
7:30pm Tonight
KST
AUB
8:25pm Tonight
ATL
TAM