Colorado Avalanche\'s Steve Downie reacts after scoring Colorado\'s fourth goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Detroit. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 4-3.(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche signed forward Steve Downie to a two-year contract Friday.
The Avalanche acquired Downie from Tampa Bay on Feb. 21. He had 14 goals, a career-high 27 assists and 137 penalty minutes in 75 games last season between the two teams.
Downie was a first-round selection of Philadelphia in the 2005 draft.