NHL: Avalanche sign D Jordan Gross; Penguins sign F Michael Chaput

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Feb 2, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jordan Gross (79) defends against St. Louis Blues left wing Sammy Blais (9) during the first period at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche have signed former Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jordan Gross to a one-year deal.

Gross, 26, has played in nine total NHL games over the last two seasons with the Coyotes, tallying four assists.

Avalanche sign Jordan Gross

Gross originally signed with Arizona as a free agent after leaving Notre Dame in 2018 on April 12, 2018. The former Notre Dame star played for the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners for parts of three seasons, scoring 15 goals and adding 39 assists in 118 games.

A native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Gross spent the majority of the 2019-20 campaign with the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) but also appeared in his first two NHL games with the Coyotes. He tied for first among Tucson defensemen in goals (10) and finished second in points (27) while appearing in 56 contests. He had an assist in his NHL debut on Dec. 22, 2019 at Detroit.

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Penguins sign Michael Chaput

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Michael Chaput to a one-year, two-way contract Thursday.

The deal for the 29-year-old veteran is worth $750,000 at the NHL level.

Chaput did not score in 13 games with the Arizona Coyotes in 2020-21.

A third-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010, he has 22 points (six goals, 16 assists) and 88 penalty minutes in 182 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets (2013-16), Vancouver Canucks (2016-18), Montreal Canadiens (2018-19) and Coyotes.

–Field Level Media