Colorado Avs Sign Free Agent Koci To Contract

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed free agent forward David Koci (COACH-ee) to a one-year contract.

The financial terms weren't disclosed in Wednesday's announcement.

The 28-year-old Koci appeared in 37 combined games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and St. Louis Blues during the 2008-09 season. He had two points and 141 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-6, 238-pound left wing was selected 146th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2000 entry draft. Koci made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2006-07 season.

The Prague, Czech Republic, native has appeared in 64 career NHL games, recording two points and 297 penalty minutes.

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