Colorado Avalanche Sign Ben Meyers to Entry Level Contract

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The Colorado Avalanche announced on Wednesday they’ve signed forward Ben Meyers to a two-year entry-level contract. The contract goes through the 2022-23 season.

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Ben Meyers Signs ELC With The Colorado Avalanche

Meyers was considered the top college free agent for this year’s NCAA FA class. He had a tremendous year with the University of Minnesota, getting 17 goals and 41 points in 34 games. He served as the Golden Gophers captain, leading the team to the Frozen Four semi-finals. The team lost to Minnesota State on Thursday but Meyers was a standout, being a Hobey Baker finalist.

Besides having a career year with Minnesota, the 23-year-old also represented team USA in the Winter Olympics. He registered four points, two goals and two assists, in four games. He finished tied for second on the team in points and goals.

Throughout his three years in Minnesota, Meyers had 95 points in 102 games, including 39 goals. This season, he led all Gophers skaters in points and goals. Meyers was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and was appointed to the Big Ten First All-Star Team and was an NCAA West Second-Team All-American selection.

What This Means For The Future

This is a huge deal. Unfortunately, Meyers is not eligible for the playoffs. However, the Avalanche team landed an amazing player who could’ve chosen any other team. But he chose them. Meyers’ talents and abilities can help the Avalanche in this final stretch, even though they’re already clinched. And the true advantage comes next season. He’s a great offensive player that has everything to fit right in with Colorado. With a stacked team, they’re likely to put him in the third line with Alex Newhook and Nicolas Aube-Kubel. There’s no update on when the player will join the team but it should be soon.

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