Matt Duchene agrees to 5-year deal

Updated: July 18, 2013, 4:24 PM ET
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The Colorado Avalanche agreed to terms with center Matt Duchene on a five-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

Duchene's deal, which runs through the 2018-19 season, is worth $30 million, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun. 

Duchene had one year and $3.5 million remaining on his current contract.  He would have become a restricted free agent next offseason.

"Matt already is and will be a big part of our team's nucleus for the long term," Avalanche ...

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