Photo credit: AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez

The Colorado Avalanche and forward Jamie McGinn have agreed to a two-year contract.  McGinn was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1.

The 25-year-old forward had 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points  in 79 games played for the Avalanche last season.  He was also a minus three, and averaged about 15 minutes of ice time per game.  He had a career high with three game winning goals last season and was fifth on the team with 140 hits.

In the playoffs, McGinn had two goals, three assists, five points, and was a minus one in seven games played.  The Avalanche lost in seven games to the Minnesota Wild in the opening round of the playoffs.

McGinn was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the second round of the 2006 Entry Draft.  The Sharks sent McGinn, Michael Sgarbossa, and Mike Connolly to the Avalanche in exchange for T.J. Galiardi, Daniel Winnik and a draft pick during the 2011-12 season.

In 347 career games, McGinn has 65 goals, 57 assists for 122 points.  He is a minus 34 with 166 penalty minutes in his career.  McGinn has two goals, four assists and six points in 29 career playoffs games.

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