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Reto Berra | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 194
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Reto Berra let in two goals on only five shots in Colorado's 5-1 loss to San Jose Friday night.
Colorado coach Patrick Roy's decision to start number three goaltender Berra and rest Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere quickly backfired. The Sharks grabbed a 2-0 lead on goals by Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau, and Roy benched Berra for Giguere 10:11 into the game. Berra had started only once since coming to Colorado in a March 5th trade from the Calgary Flames. In that Match 19th contest, he gave up five goals on 27 in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Giguere stopped 22 of 24 shots against the Sharks Friday night. Colorado plays Sunday against Anaheim and it is anyone's guess who will start in goal for the Avs. Apr 12 - 5:29 AM

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Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy will stick with his plan of starting Reto Berra on Friday.

Colorado still has a chance to finish with the best record in the Western Conference, but Roy wants to give Berra some playing time. This will be Berra's second start since the Avalanche acquired him from Calgary. He has a 3.02 GAA and .894 save percentage in 30 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 11 - 4:07 PM

Reto Berra is projected to get the call for next Friday's game versus San Jose.

The Avalanche will be back in the playoffs this year, so Semyon Varlamov is scheduled to get some rest during the final stretch of the regular season. Berra has played just one other game with Colorado since being acquired from Calgary and it was a 5-4 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Mar. 19.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 4 - 9:38 AM

Reto Berra didn't enjoy a great night in a 5-4 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Wednesday.

Berra allowed five goals on 27 shots in his first game action as a member of the Avalanche. The Swiss-born goaltender was locked up by the Avs through the 2016-17 season shortly after he was acquired from Calgary so the organization clearly sees potential. His record is now a paltry 9-17-3 while his GAA is 3.02 and his save percentage is .894.
Mar 19 - 11:00 PM

Reto Berra has signed a contract extension with Colorado.

The Swiss goaltender, who was acquired in a deal with Calgary just prior to the trade deadline, will be with the Avs through the 2016-17 season after signing a three-year extension. With J.S. Giguere almost certain to retire at the end of this campaign, Berra should be the Avs' backup next season.
Mar 15 - 12:33 PM

Reto Berra will get his first start with the Avalanche next week.

He is slated to start Wednesday's game at Winnipeg. Coach Patrick Roy plans to play Semyon Varlamov this coming Friday and Sunday, while Jean-Sebastien Giguere will get the call on Tuesday in Montreal.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 14 - 9:58 AM

The Colorado Avalanche are in the process of trying to re-sign Reto Berra.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere is leaning towards retiring, so the Avalanche acquired Berra to replace him. For the rest of the season, Berra will serve as the team's third-string goaltender and he will get little to no playing time as a result.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 11 - 6:16 PM

Reto Berra hasn't joined his Colorado teammates yet because of immigration issues.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere started Thursday's overtime win over Detroit. Berra and Giguere are both expected to see some action for the Avalanche down the stretch, but Semyon Varlamov is projected to get about "75 percent" of the games, according to coach Patrick Roy.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 7 - 9:47 AM

Colorado Avalanche president Joe Sakic said they got Reto Berra from Calgary to serve as an insurance policy.

"We wanted to make sure that if something happens to (Semyon Varlamov), we have a good guy there if Jiggy's back doesn't hold up," Sakic said. "We have someone we know is a very good goalie. If Varly went down, the prospects aren't ready, so we wanted to make sure we solidified that goalie situation for the next few years." Even still, Colorado overpaid by spending a second round pick for Berra. He had a 2.95 GAA and .897 save percentage in 29 games with Calgary this season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 5 - 5:42 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have acquired Reto Berra from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second round pick.

Berra has a 2.95 GAA and .897 save percentage in 29 games this season. The fact that the Avalanche would want another goaltender is troubling, because it might indicate that either Semyon Varlamov or Jean-Sebastien Giguere is injured. To be clear though, that's just speculation on our part and there's no indication that anyone has been hurt.
Mar 5 - 3:20 PM

Reto Berra and the Flames were overcome by the Wild in a 3-2 loss on Monday night.

Berra allowed three goals on 27 shots in the defeat and saw his record drop to 9-17-2 in the process. His GAA is 2.95 while his save percentage is an unsightly .897.
Mar 3 - 10:47 PM

Reto Berra made 21 saves in Calgary's 2-1 overtime victory against the Oilers on Saturday night.

It was Berra's first start since Feb. 8, and his fourth straight performance in which he's given up two goals or fewer. Berra has a 3.02 goals-against average and .896 save percentage this season.
Mar 2 - 12:54 AM

The Calgary Flames will start Reto Berra on Saturday.

It will be Berra's first start since the Olympic break. He has a 3.02 GAA and .896 save percentage in 27 contests this season.
Feb 28 - 1:51 PM

Even if the Calgary Flames' final 24 games of the 2013-14 campaign won't significantly impact the franchise, they're immensely important to Reto Berra.

Berra is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer after coming over from the Swiss league for the 2013-14 season. His 3.02 GAA and .896 save percentage in 27 games with Calgary aren't particularly flattering numbers, but he does have plenty of time to improve on them.
Feb 25 - 8:54 AM

Reto Berra will participate in the Flames practice on Sunday after returning from the Olympic Games.

Berra played one game for Switzerland, a 1-0 loss to Sweden who are in the finals this morning. Berra stopped 30 shots and hopes that his fine play will continue for the rest of the NHL season. He has struggled in his first year in North America as he has an 8-16-2 record to go with a 3.02 GAA and a .896 save percentage. With Karri Ramo still sidelined with a knee injury, Berra will get the majority of the starts for Calgary in the interim.
Feb 23 - 6:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
6Joey Hishon
7Tomas Vincour
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Brad Stuart
5Stefan Elliott
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Nick Holden
9Maxim Noreau
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra