Avs re-sign Mitchell, confirm Berra’s deal

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The Colorado Avalanche handed out two three-year extensions on Friday, as they re-signed John Mitchell (pictured) and confirmed Reto Berra’s new deal (which was reported earlier today).

Update: Mitchell’s three-year deal is worth $5.4 million overall while Berra gets $4.35 million over three years, according to the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater.

Mitchell, 29, has 23 points in 65 games as a center for Colorado this season. This is his second year with the Avs.

Berra, 27, was a surprise addition to the fold during the trade deadline, as the Avalanche sent a second-round draft pick to the Calgary Flames for a goalie who’s had an unremarkable start to his NHL career. Executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic backs up the team’s apparent belief in his skills.

“As I mentioned when we acquired Reto, we strongly believe in his abilities,” Sakic said. “He has size and skill and will help solidify our goaltending position for years to come.”