The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Shane O’Brien to a three-year contract through the 2014-15 season. O’Brien, 28, appeared in 76 games for the Avalanche this past season, totaling 20 points (3g/17a) and 105 penalty minutes. His 17 assists tied a career high set in 2007-08 with Tampa Bay, while his 20 points were just one short of equaling his personal best (21 in 2007-08). O’Brien finished second on the Avalanche in penalty minutes, his fourth career 100-PIM season.
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