On the NHL’s trade deadline day, the Colorado Avalanche traded a second-round pick to the Calgary Flames in exhange for 27-year old rookie goaltender Reto Berra. Now, without ever seeing him play in a Colorado uniform, the Avalanche have handed Berra a three-year extension, according to the Denver Post.
In 29 games with the Flames this season, Berra has posted a 2.95 GAA and .897 save percentage. With rumors of Jean-Sebastien Giguere considering retirement after this season, it is expected that Berra will become the backup to starting goaltender Semyon Varlamov next season.
Berra will reportedly get his first start for Colorado on March 19 against Winnipeg.
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