Colorado Avalanche’s Scott Hartnell signs AHL deal with Colorado Avalanche

Posted September 07, 2018 07:07:13The Colorado Avalanche and its newly-minted AHL affiliate, the Denver Avalanche, have announced that Scott Hartnett has signed a two-year, $3.75 million contract.

Hartnett, 25, will begin the season in Colorado.

The former University of Massachusetts-Lowell defenseman spent the past two seasons with the Colorado Avalanche of the AHL’s Western Hockey League.

He made 27 appearances with the Avalanche and scored two goals.

In the AHL, Hartnell tallied 13 goals and 34 points in 59 games with the club.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman was drafted by the Avalanche in the fourth round, 181st overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.

He was a second-round pick by the San Jose Sharks in 2015 and had seven goals and 10 points in 38 AHL games last season.

Hartnell also spent two seasons in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, appearing in 54 games and recording 16 goals and 18 points in 47 games.

He also was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 2018.

Hartnnett was originally drafted by Minnesota in the second round, 115th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft, but he signed with Colorado.

HartNett was one of three players drafted in the first round (14th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft by Colorado.

He played five seasons with Colorado before being dealt to the San Antonio Rampage in 2017.