The Colorado Avalanche have rewarded minor league forward T.J. Tynan with another contract, re-signing him for one more year. The team did not release financial details, but Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports the deal is a two-way contract worth $800K at the NHL level. It includes a $500K AHL salary, a high number for a minor league player.
It’s easy to see why, as Tynan has always been an exceptional offensive player in the AHL. Through 42 games with the Colorado Eagles this season he recorded 47 points, though amazingly only five of those were goals. He also spent 16 games with the Avalanche, recording his first and only NHL point.
The 28-year old was originally a third-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets but has just 19 NHL games to his name at this point in his career. That likely means he’ll be headed to the minor leagues again next season, though he will have to clear waivers.