Avalanche sign Redmond, Street, Gervais

The Colorado Avalanche, parent club of the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters, announced today that the team has signed defenseman Zach Redmond to a two-year contract, forward Ben Street to a two-year contract and defenseman Bruno Gervais to a one-year deal.

Redmond, 25, appeared in 10 games for the Winnipeg Jets this past season, tallying three points (1g, 2a). He spent most of the season with Winnipeg’s American Hockey League affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps, where he had 25 points (6g, 19a) in 40 regular-season games and 14 points (2g, 12a) in 21 playoff contests as the IceCaps reached the Calder Cup Finals.

For his career, Redmond, who played in the AHL All-Star Classic as a rookie in 2012, has 22 goals and 53 assists for 75 points in 153 AHL games with St. John’s and Chicago, along with two goals and five assists in 18 career NHL games with Winnipeg.

The Traverse City, Mich., native was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round of the 2008 Entry Draft.

Gervais, 29, spent this past season with Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, where he had 26 points (10g, 16a) in 59 games. The Longueuil, Que., native has appeared in 418 career NHL games, tallying 16 goals and 71 assists with the N.Y. Islanders, Tampa Bay and Philadelphia.

Selected by the Islanders in the sixth round of the 2003 Entry Draft, Gervais has played 193 regular-season games in the AHL and represented Bridgeport at the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic.

Street, 27, appeared in 13 games for the Calgary Flames this past season, recording one assist. He spent most of the year with Calgary’s AHL affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat, where he recorded 60 points (28g, 32a) in 58 games. Street also participated in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic.

The Coquitlam, B.C., native has recorded 82 goals and 95 assists for 177 points in 234 AHL games with Abbotsford and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, as well as two assists in 19 career NHL games.