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2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Nathan MacKinnon
July 31st, 2014 at 3:06 PM
The time has at last come for the final installment of the player preview series for the upcoming season, concluding with none other than superstar in the making, Nathan MacKinnon. After just his first year in the NHL, it is clear that MacKinnon is on track to become one of...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Ryan O’Reilly
July 28th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
It was a bit of long wait to be able to preview the upcoming season for Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly. For almost three months since the Avalanche had their last campaign cut short, O'Reilly was not under contract with Colorado, and until that changed, it was not reasonable to...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Matt Duchene
July 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
At the forefront of the Colorado Avalanche's core of young stars is center Matt Duchene, who was the first of those core players to be brought to the Avalanche when he was drafted 3rd overall in 2009. He is coming off a season where he had a career high 70...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Jarome Iginla
July 11th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
Headlining the trio of additions the Colorado Avalanche made at the end of June and beginning of July is future Hall of Fame forward Jarome Iginla. The longtime Calgary Flames star has had an illustrious NHL career in which he has scored 560 goals and 607 assists over 17 seasons....

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Gabriel Landeskog
July 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Still only 21 years old, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog already has the look of an excellent player entering his prime, although he isn't quite there yet. It's scary (in a good way) to imagine how good he will be when he actually reaches his prime. Then again, the same could...

Free Agent Jarome Iginla Signs with the Colorado Avalanche
July 1st, 2014 at 3:07 PM
On the heels of losing Paul Stastny via free agency, the Colorado Avalanche have nabbed a high profile free agent of their own by signing Jarome Iginla to a three year contract. Avalanche fans should already be very familiar with Iginla from his many years with the Calgary Flames where...

Paul Stastny Signs Four-Year Contract with St. Louis Blues
July 1st, 2014 at 2:45 PM
It didn't take very long after free agency started for us to learn center Paul Stastny's fate. When free agency opened today, Stastny promptly signed a four-year contract that will pay him an average of $7 million per year with the St. Louis Blues. For this to happen immediately upon the...

Breaking: Daniel Briere Acquired in Trade for P.A. Parenteau and 5th Round Pick
June 30th, 2014 at 2:40 PM
One day before the beginning of free agency, the Colorado Avalanche have struck a major trade with the Montreal Canadiens, sending them forward P.A. Parenteau and a 5th round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft in exchange for veteran forward Daniel Briere.  ***PHOTO1*** Briere, who will turn 37 just before next season...

Patrick Roy, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan O’Reilly Win Hardware at 2014 NHL Awards
June 24th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
The Colorado Avalanche practically made out like bandits at this year's NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Head Coach Patrick Roy won the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year, Nathan MacKinnon won the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year, and Ryan O'Reilly won the Lady Byng Memorial...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: P.A. Parenteau
June 19th, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Last season was a bit of a down year for Colorado Avalanche forward P.A. Parenteau. He had 14 goals and 19 assists for a total of 33 points in 55 games. He dealt with several injury problems throughout the year that limited his availability, and when he was on the...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Jamie McGinn
June 17th, 2014 at 6:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** There are numerous ways in which the Colorado Avalanche have found good value in the players they have brought to the team. They have found it in players they drafted themselves. They've found it in players other teams took a late flier on but then let go of. They've found...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Cody McLeod
June 9th, 2014 at 3:24 PM
For several years, forward Cody McLeod was the lone player on the Colorado Avalanche who played the role of enforcer, an incredibly tough player who makes up for his lack of high level skill with unequaled passion and determination. Size and strength help a lot too. Starting last season, he...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Patrick Bordeleau
June 4th, 2014 at 9:30 PM
There has been a trend over the last couple of seasons with the Colorado Avalanche of late bloomers finding an NHL home with the team. Defensemen Nick Holden and Andre Benoit, two players who fit that bill, have already been discussed on Avalanche 101. Another player, forward Patrick Bordeleau, has recently...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Alex Tanguay
May 28th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Much was made of Alex Tanguay's return to the Colorado Avalanche last summer. He played his first six NHL seasons with the Avalanche and was a part of the 2001 Stanley Cup Championship team. After spending some time on other teams, predominantly the Calgary Flames, Tanguay came back to Colorado as a...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Joey Hishon
May 15th, 2014 at 9:42 PM
It has been about half a month since the Colorado Avalanche had their season come to an untimely close. There has been time to reflect and time to digest everything that happened this past year. Now it is time to look forward as the team heads into the meat of...

As Expected, Nathan MacKinnon Named Calder Trophy Finalist
April 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
One day after Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, his teammate Nathan MacKinnon has been officially named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year. Truthfully, this surprises no one. MacKinnon led all rookies with 63 points, 24 goals...

Ryan O’Reilly Named a Finalist for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
April 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier today the NHL began its series of announcements of the finalists for the NHL awards, starting with the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy awarded to "the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." Among the finalists for...

Avalanche Claim Palushaj Off Waivers from Montreal
February 6th, 2013 at 7:40 PM
The Colorado Avalanche claimed winger Aaron Palushaj off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. The Livonia, Mich. native played in 41 games Montreal, scoring one goal and four assists. He will be wearing number 17 for the Avalanche.

Top Five All-Time Milan Hejduk Moments
February 4th, 2013 at 10:46 AM
With his 1,000th game coming Monday against the Dallas Stars, Avalanche 101 takes a look at the top five Milan Hejduk moments. Hejduk will become the first player to play 1,000 games in a Colorado Avalanche sweater. 5. First career goal in first career game. On Oct. 10, 1998, Hejduk scored...

Landeskog, Duchene to lead the Charge Up Front
January 18th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Amongst the forwards on the Colorado Avalanche, success hinges on two players: Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene. Landeskog,who was named the youngest in the history in the NHL, has the weight of the franchise on his shoulders. He will be looking to avoid the sophomore slump, that has succumbed previous Calder Trophy...