(Denver, CO) -- The Colorado Avalanche have signed Matthew Stienburg (Halifax, NS) to a two-year, Entry Level Contract.
The Avalanche selected the 22-year-old forward with their 3rd round choice (63rd overall) and the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
He appeared in 18 games as a senior in 2022-23 (2g/5a), missing 16 contests due to an injury sustained in late December. Following his college season, Stienburg, 22, joined the Colorado Eagles (AHL) where he recorded one assist in four regular-season games and also one helper in four Calder Cup Playoff contests.
As a junior in 2021-22, Stienburg was named to All-ECAC Hockey Second Team after leading Cornell with 29 points (13g/16a) in 28 games. During his freshman season in 2019-20, Stienburg registered 10 points (5g/5a) in 27 games and ranked first among all ECAC rookie forwards with a +12 rating. He did not play during the 2020-21 campaign due to the cancellation of the Ivy League season.
The 6.01, 183 lbs. right-shooting centreman played two seasons at St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario where he tallied 60 goals and 68 assists in 93 games from 2017-2019.
The Halifax native is a product of the Halifax Hawks and was a 10th round draft choice of the Saint John Seadogs of the QMJHL in 2016.