C. Cohen and Shattenkirk both sign with Avalanche

Junior defensemen Colby Cohen and Kevin Shattenkirk have both signed with the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche on entry-level contracts, according to the Av’s website.

Both players will report to the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters, where they will be re-united with former Terrier assistant coach David Quinn, as well as recently signed former teammate, Zach Cohen.

Shattenkirk served as the sole captain on the 2009-10 Terriers, registering 7 goals and 22 points on the season with a minus-2 rating. The New Rochelle, NY native was a first round (14th overall) pick by Colorado in 2007.

“We’re excited that Kevin has signed with the organization,” Avalanche General Manager Greg Sherman said on the team’s website. “He has a bright future ahead and we look forward to seeing him start his professional career.”

Cohen, meanwhile, was second on the Terriers with 14 goals last season, and also added 16 assists. The junior was a plus-3 and was second on the team with 31 penalty minutes.

“Colby is a young defenseman with a bright future ahead of him,” Sherman said. “We are excited to have him signed and look forward to him beginning his professional career.”

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