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Avalanche sign D Andre Benoit

Updated: July 5, 2013, 8:00 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche bolstered their blue line on the opening day of free agency, signing defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year deal on Friday.

The 29-year-old Benoit played in 33 games for the Ottawa Senators last season, scoring three goals and dishing out seven assists.

"He has good offensive skills and puck-moving ability and will be a good addition to our power play," Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic said of the 5-foot-11, 191-pound ...

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