Avalanche to honor former GM and president Pierre Lacroix at Ball Arena

From the Colorado Avalanche Public Relations Department DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced Tuesday that the organization will honor the late Pierre Lacroix prior to the Oct. 16 game against the St. Louis Blues at Ball Arena.  The Avalanche’s former general manager and team president passed away on Dec. 13, 2020. The ceremony will […]

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Avalanche sign 2021 first-round draft pick Oskar Olausson to entry-level contract

The Avalanche have signed their 2021 first-round draft pick. Oskar Olausson, who was selected 28th overall two weeks ago, signed his three-year entry-level deal Friday. Olausson is just the third player in the 2021 draft to sign a professional contract joining Danila Klimovich (Vancouver, 41st overall) and Zachary L’Heureux (Nashville, 27th overall). Listen to “Depth […]

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Darren Helm hopes his career comes full circle with the Avalanche as he chases his second Stanley Cup

Recently signed Avalanche forward Darren Helm is hoping his NHL career comes full circle. Helm embarked on his rookie campaign 14 years ago with the Detroit Red Wings — once a bitter rival of the Avs — and went on to hoist the Stanley Cup. He was just 21. Helm played just seven regular-season games […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Depth Chart

Listen to “Depth Chart” on Spreaker. After signing Ryan Murray, the Avalanche have roughly $3 million in cap space. JJ and Aarif break down Murray’s role on the team and Colorado’s defensive depth overall. The guys also take a peek at the forward group to see if Joe Sakic needs to make any other additions. […]

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Deen: Analyzing the Avalanche’s salary cap and the moves they could still make

Things around the NHL have started to calm down. But there are still several issues that need to be rectified. Superstars like Jack Eichel and Vladimir Tarasenko have yet to be traded, arbitration hearings have yet to be heard and here in Denver, the Avalanche still have some cap space wiggle room to add another […]

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Joining the Avalanche gives Darcy Kuemper his first real shot at a deep playoff run

It was March 8, 2021, at Ball Arena. The Arizona Coyotes were tied 2-2 with the Avalanche through 40 minutes. After making a routine save early in the third period, then Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper was suddenly hurt. Kuemper had made 17 saves but needed to be replaced by his backup after tweaking his MCL. […]

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Avalanche sign Tyson Jost to two-year contract

The Avalanche have locked up its last remaining notable restricted free agent. Tyson Jost, 23, has signed a two-year contract, keeping him with the club through 2022-23. The deal is worth $2 million per season, according to Peter Baugh of The Athletic. Jost will make $1.75 million in the first year and $2.25 million in […]

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Gabriel Landeskog re-signs for eight years to remain with the Avalanche

The 10-year marriage will continue. Even if it looked like it was headed toward a bitter breakup. The Avalanche have re-signed captain and 10-year veteran Gabriel Landeskog to an eight-year, $56 million contract extension. The deal was announced just 23 minutes before the 10 p.m. MT deadline for Landeskog to sign for a maximum eight-year […]

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Avalanche reportedly continue negotiations with Landeskog, Grubauer as free agency nears

With free agency less than 24 hours away, the Avalanche are still in talks with their two biggest pending unrestricted free agents, according to reports. Captain Gabriel Landeskog and goalie Philipp Grubauer are in the midst of discussions with hopes of bridging the gap before free agency opens. Landeskog, who has captained the Avs for […]

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