Colorado Avalanche sign forward Ryan O'Reilly to 2-year contract, avoiding arbitration

Contract runs through 2015-2016 season

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche announced Wednesday that they have resigned forward Ryan O’Reilly.

O'Reilly signed a two-year contract through the 2015-16 season.

"We are pleased to have Ryan under contract," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic in a statement. "We are looking at the upcoming training camp and season with a lot of excitement."

O'Reilly was drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by the Avs in 2009. He's played five seasons with the team.

O’Reilly has recorded 191 points (73 goals, 118 assists) in 345 career NHL games, according to the Avalanche. He's played in 13 postseason contests.

O’Reilly, 23, captured the 2014 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for "sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability."  He is only the second player in franchise history to win the Lady Byng Trophy, joining Joe Sakic in 2001.

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