“We are excited to have Colin back for another season,” said Colorado general manager Joe Sakic. He played an important role on our second line and power-play unit last season and was one of our better players down the stretch, especially in the playoffs.”
Wilson took a pay cut to remain with the team as Wilson just finished out a four-year, $15.75MM deal worth $3.94MM per season that he originally signed with the Nashville Predators after putting up his first 20-goal season. However, after two years, the Predators sent Wilson to Colorado for a 2019 fourth-round pick in an attempt to clear out some cap room. However, despite the belief that Wilson would see more playing time with a struggling Avalanche squad, he saw even less time, averaging just over 13 minutes per game. He scored just six goals in his first year with the Avalanche, but followed that up with a more impressive 12 goals this past season.
The 29-year-old will likely stick to Colorado’s fourth line and join new veteran addition Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in forming a more impressive line.