NHL Free Agency: Colorado Avalanche Targets After Draft

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NHL free agency target #1: D Andrej Sekera

Mar 7, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Andrej Sekera (7) against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Staples Center. The Penguins defeated the Kings 1-0 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014-15 cap hit: $2,750,000

Where he is right now: Andrej Sekera has played for three different teams in the past three seasons. His last stop was Los Angeles, where he was traded at the deadline, to help the Kings reach the playoffs. He obviously failed doing that. Nevertheless, he is a skilled defenseman that can quarterback the powerplay and contribute offensively, while generally doing a solid job in the back-end.

Why the Colorado Avalanche should sign him: Just like Christian Ehrhoff, Sekera would be an option to partner Erik Johnson. He had a career year in 2013-14, when he recorded 44 points in 74 games and while that should not be expected from him again, he can still be a really solid contributor offensively. Similar to Ehrhoff in skill and style, Sekera would be the slightly younger version without the injury risk and is therefore still my No. 1 target.

What do you think of our NHL free agency targets? Who would you like the Avs to sign?

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