July 2, 2010 // 6:35pm ET
Avalanche re-sign Quincey, Winnik; ink Grahame

The Colorado Avalanche has re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Kyle Quincey to a two-year, $6.25 million contract, and restrcited free agent forward Daniel Winnik to a two-year, $1.9 million contract.

The Avalanche has also signed unrestricted free agent goalie John Grahame to a one-year contract.

"We are pleased to have Kyle and Daniel under contract," said Avalanche GM Greg Sherman. "Kyle was a big part of our defense last season and we expect him to continue in that role. As I stated earlier this week, we are counting on Daniel to be an important part of our team."

Quincey, 24, led the Avalanche in ice time at 23:36 per game while appearing in 79 contests during his first season with Colorado in 2009-10. He finished second among team defensemen in scoring with 29 points (6 goals, 23 assists) and ranked third among all Avalanche players in plus/minus with a +9 rating.

Originally selected by Detroit in the fourth round (132nd overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft, Quincey was acquired by the Avalanche from the Kings on July 3, 2009.

Winnik, 25, was acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes this past Monday in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in 74 games for the Coyotes in 2009-10, tallying 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists).

Originally selected by Phoenix in the ninth round (265th overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft, the Toronto native has appeared in 202 career games in the NHL, tallying 18 goals and 34 assists.

Grahame, 34, ended the 2009-10 season in the Avalanche's system, appearing in 14 games with Lake Erie of the AHL.

Selected by Boston (229th overall) in the 1994 Entry Draft, the Denver native has played for the Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes.

The Avalanche also announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman David Liffiton, forwards Greg Mauldin, Julian Talbot and David Van Der Gulik, and goaltender Jason Bacashihua all to a one-year deal.

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