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Colorado Avalanche inks two forwards and a defenseman

They all hope to have an impact with the Avs next season

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed forwards Gabriel Bourque and Felix Girard and blueliner Duncan Siemens to one-year contracts for the 2017-18 season.

Before joining the Avs on a professional tryout, Bourque, a 26-year-old left-winger, played 5 seasons with the Nashville Predators between 2011 and 2016. In that timespan, he scored 31 goals and amassed 78 points with the Preds in 242 games. Last season he played in only 6 games in the NHL as he spend most of the year with Colorado's AHL team, scoring 10 goals and collecting 32 points with the San Antonio Rampage

Girard, a 23-year-old centerman, is also a former Nashville draftee and has never dressed for an NHL game. Last year playing with the Rampage, the defensive centerman scored 7 goals and collected 20 points in 38 games. 

Duncan Siemens, a former first-round Colorado pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft, played only 3 NHL games last season in which he was scoreless and finished with a -3. He spent most of last year's campaign in the AHL with San Antonio, collecting 7 points in 73 games adding 100 minutes of penalty.