March 24, 2018

Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Avalanche are the only team in their division not based in the Central Time Zone; the team is situated in the Mountain Time Zone. Their home arena is Pepsi Center. Their general manager is Joe Sakic.

The Avalanche were founded in 1972 as the Quebec Nordiques and were one of the charter franchises of the World Hockey Association. The franchise joined the NHL in 1979 as a result of the NHL–WHA merger. Following the 1994–95 season, they were sold to the COMSAT Entertainment Group and relocated to Denver.

In the club’s first season in Denver, the Avalanche won the Pacific Division and went on to sweep the Florida Panthers in the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals, becoming the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup in the season following a relocation. Among teams in the major North American professional sports leagues, only the National Football League (NFL)’s Washington Redskins have also accomplished the feat. This was the first major professional sports championship a Denver-based team would bring to the city.

In the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals, the Avalanche defeated the New Jersey Devils 4–3 to win their second and most recent championship. As a result, they are the only active NHL team that has won all of its Stanley Cup Final appearances.

The Avalanche have won nine division titles (including their first eight in a row in Denver, the longest such streak in NHL history) and qualified for the playoffs in each of their first ten seasons in Denver; this streak ended in 2007.

Colorado Avalanche

Arena/Stadium: Pepsi Center
Mascot: Bernie the St. Bernard
Captain: Gabriel Landeskog
Coach: Jared Bednar
Stanley Cup wins: 2001, 1996

Colorado Avalanche Hockey Roster

# Pos. Age W H
Josh Anderson 76 Defenseman 19 225 6’2″
Sven Andrighetto 10 Left Wing 25 188 5’10”
Gage Ausmus 59 Defenseman 22 211 6’1″
Mark Barberio 44 Defenseman 28 207 6’1″
Travis Barron 73 Left Wing 19 200 6’1″
J.C. Beaudin 46 Center 20 185 6’1″
Gabriel Beaupre 47 Defenseman 25 195 6’2″
Alex Belzile 55 Center 26 205 6’0″
Jonathan Bernier 45 Goalie 29 184 6’0″
Chris Bigras 3 Defenseman 23 190 6’1″
Sergei Boikov 42 Defenseman 22 200 6’2″
Troy Bourke 11 Center, 23 175 5’10”
Gabriel Bourque 57 Left Wing, 27 206 5’10”
Sam Brittain 35 Goalie 25 226 6’3″
Joe Cannata 31 Goalie 28 200 6’1″
Trevor Cheek 39 Left Wing 25 205 6’2″
Blake Comeau 14 Right Wing 32 202 6’1″
J.T. Compher 37 Center, 22 193 6’0″
Cody Corbett 41 Defenseman 24 204 6’1″
Nolan De Jong 51 Defenseman 22 186 6’2″
Mason Geertsen 2 Defenseman 22 215 6’4″
Felix Girard 18 Center 23 197 5’10”
Samuel Girard 49 Defenseman 19 162 5’10”
Samuel Girard 49 Defenseman 19 162 5’10”
Jesse Graham 43 Defenseman 23 184 6’0″
A.J. Greer 24 Left Wing, 21 204 6’3″
Tom Gregoire 62 Defenseman 19 170 5’11”
Justin Hamonic 86 Defenseman 24 210 6’4″
Samuel Henley 42 Center 24 210 6’4″
Jackson Houck 47 Right Wing 23 192 6’1″
Erik Johnson 6 Defenseman 30 225 6’4″
Tyson Jost 17 Center, 20 191 5’11”
Tyson Jost 17 Center, 20 191 5’11”
Alexander Kerfoot 13 Center 23 175 5’10”
Alexander Kerfoot 13 Center 23 153 5’10”
Gabriel Landeskog 92 Left Wing 25 215 6’1″
Ty Lewis 65 Left Wing 20 176 5’11”
Anton Lindholm 54 Defenseman 23 191 5’11”
Anton Lindholm 54 Defenseman 23 191 5’11”
Nathan MacKinnon 29 Center 22 205 6’0″
Nick Magyar 67 Right Wing 21 194 6’2″
Spencer Martin 30 Goalie 22 210 6’3″
Nicolas Meloche 41 Defenseman 20 204 6’3″
Garrett Meurs 36 Center 25 180 5’11”
Andrei Mironov 94 Defenseman 23 194 6’3″
Julien Nantel 39 Center 21 193 6’0″
Patrik Nemeth 12 Defenseman 26 219 6’3″
Matt Nieto 83 Left Wing 25 190 5’11”
Maxim Noreau 26 Defenseman 30 194 6’0″
Brogan O’Brien 67 Left Wing 20 189 6’2″
Jim O’Brien 36 Center 29 195 6’3″
Gustav Olhaver 71 Center 20 225 6’6″
Maximilian Pajpach 60 Goalie 22 207 6’0″
Alexis Pepin 70 Left Wing 21 218 6’3″
Reid Petryk 38 Center 25 205 6’1″
Mikko Rantanen 96 Right Wing 21 211 6’4″
Mikko Rantanen 96 Right Wing 21 211 6’4″
Hugo Roy 67 Center 20 185 6’1″
Cole Sanford 56 Right Wing 22 165 5’9″
Michael Schumacher 53 Left Wing 24 210 6’5″
Brady Shaw 49 Left Wing 25 205 6’1″
Carl Soderberg 34 Center 32 210 6’3″
Shawn St-Amant 48 Left Wing 21 191 6’0″
Ben Storm 58 Defenseman 23 216 6’6″
Conor Timmins 68 Defenseman 19 185 6’1″
Dominic Toninato 47 Center 24 200 6’2″
Jeffrey Truchon-Viel 68 Left Wing 21 192 6’0″
Semyon Varlamov 1 Goalie 29 209 6’2″
Trent Vogelhuber 26 Right Wing 29 185 6’2″
Roman Will 35 Goalie 25 195 6’1″
Colin Wilson 22 Right Wing, 28 221 6’1″
Nail Yakupov 64 Right Wing, 24 195 5’11”
Nikita Zadorov 16 Defenseman 22 230 6’5″