DENVER (AP) — New arrival Nazem Kadri wasn't with his Colorado Avalanche teammates very long before making a quick observation.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin.
The 24-year-old had 10 assists and no goals in 57 games last season with the Dallas Stars. He...
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche locked up defenseman Samuel Girard with a seven-year extension that runs through the 2026-27 season.
The 21-year-old Girard played in all 82 games last...
DENVER (AP) — J.T. Compher has signed a four-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche that runs through the 2022-23 season.
The 24-year-old forward had 16 goals and 16 assists for Colorado...
DENVER (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Carl Soderberg from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Kevin Connauton.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Back in his Colorado Avalanche playing days, Joe Sakic's approach was pretty much title or bust.
As the team's general manager, a similar feeling is beginning to...
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames have never crossed paths in the playoffs.
Not in the days of Joe Sakic or Jarome Iginla (who later would become an Avalanche player)....
LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. Lost to Nashville Predators in first round.
COACH: Jared Bednar (third season with Avalanche, third NHL season).
ADDED: LW Matt Calvert, D Ian Cole, G Philipp Grubauer.
LOST: LW Blake Comeau, G Jonathan Bernier, RW Nail Yakupov, G Andrew Hammond.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are bringing back defenseman Patrik Nemeth on a one-year deal.
Nemeth ranked first on the squad with 185 blocked shots last season. He played in a career-high 68 games and had a career-best 15 points, including three goals. The 26-year-old had a plus-27 rating, which was the highest by an Avalanche defenseman since Adam Foote was plus-30 in 2002-03.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed on a two-year deal with forward Matt Nieto.
Nieto is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 15 goals for the Avalanche. He also had his first career NHL hat trick on Oct. 24 against Dallas.
In the postseason, Nieto contributed three assists during a series loss to Nashville.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have brought back forward Gabriel Bourque on a one-year deal.
Bourque played in 58 games for the Avalanche in 2017-18 as he tallied five goals and six assists. He scored twice during Colorado's first-round playoff loss to the Nashville Predators.
The 27-year-old Bourque was signed by Colorado as a free agent on Oct. 10, 2016. He was a fifth-round pick by the Predators in the 2009 draft and played in 242 games with Nashville.
DENVER (AP) — Fair warning to the rest of the league: As fast and young as the Colorado Avalanche were this season, general manager Joe Sakic vows to make them even faster and younger.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche stayed relatively quiet at the NHL trade deadline. Now that Nathan MacKinnon is healthy, maybe that's all they need for a playoff push.
MacKinnon had two goals and an assist, Mikko Rantanen added a goal and an assist and the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Monday night.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Senators general manager Pierre Dorion says the trade to bring Matt Duchene to Ottawa was a "no- brainer."
Dorion and Duchene met with reporters on Monday, a day after the Senators acquired Duchene from Colorado as part of a three-way deal that included sending Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators.
Joe Sakic told Matt Duchene to be patient, that the trade he asked for would come at some point.
It finally did as the Colorado Avalanche traded Duchene to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night in a pair of deals that also included Kyle Turris going to the Nashville Predators. With the Duchene saga over, he joins the Senators as their new No. 1 center, Turris gives the Predators more depth down the middle and the Avalanche push forward with their rebuilding youth movement.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will have a new American Hockey League affiliate in 2018-19 and a team that's closer to home.
Colorado officials announced Tuesday that the Colorado Eagles will take over for the San Antonio Rampage as the Avs' AHL affiliate. The AHL Board of Governors approved league expansion in July, with the Eagles set to come on board. The Eagles are located in Loveland — about 60 miles north of Denver — and will spend one final season as Colorado's ECHL affiliate.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have signed restricted free agent defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a two-year deal.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Zadorov led the Avalanche with 153 hits last season before missing the final 25 games with an ankle injury. He finished with 10 assists.
Zadorov was acquired by Colorado in 2015 as part of the deal that sent Ryan O'Reilly to Buffalo. Zadorov was a first-round pick by the Sabres in 2013.
DENVER (AP) — Matt Duchene didn't even skate around his situation. The Colorado Avalanche forward simply sidestepped the topic with as much speed as he flashes on the ice.
"I'm here to honor my contract. I'm here out of respect for the fans. I'm here for my teammates," Duchene said Thursday before retreating from the dressing room.
And that's how Duchene arrived for the start of training camp as his future with the team remains murky.
Even with two years left on his contract with the Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene's situation is anything but simple.
With his name in trade talks at the deadline and then again at the draft, Duchene went about his business playing for by far the NHL's worst team. But after another offseason of general manager Joe Sakic not making a move, Duchene is unhappy in limbo and now training camp has arrived.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will retire the number of forward Milan Hejduk in a January ceremony.
Hejduk played all 14 of his seasons with Colorado and helped the Avalanche to a Stanley Cup title in 2001. He finished with 375 goals and 805 points in 1,020 games.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have added another goal-scoring option by signing former No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov to a one-year deal.
Yakupov was the top pick by Edmonton in the 2012 draft and was traded to St. Louis before last season. The right winger scored three goals and dished out six assists in 40 games for the Blues.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a two-year deal with Swiss forward Sven Andrighetto.
Andrighetto had five goals and 11 assists for the Avalanche after being acquired in a trade with Montreal on March 1.
The 24-year-old Andrighetto was a third-round pick by Montreal in the 2013 draft. He bounced between the Canadiens and the American Hockey League's St. John's IceCaps before being dealt to the Avalanche, where he led the team in scoring for March.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have bought out the final year of defenseman Francois Beauchemin's contract.
General manager Joe Sakic announced the move Thursday. Beauchemin had a no-movement clause in his deal, and buying him out allows Colorado to protect an extra player in the upcoming Vegas expansion draft.
DENVER (AP) — Defenseman Erik Johnson neatly summed up the Colorado Avalanche's dreary season.
"Not fun," he said. "Don't want to go through it again."
Here's how far the Avalanche tumbled: Their 48 points were the lowest in a full season since 1999-2000, when the expansion Atlanta Thrashers had 39. Colorado was pretty much out of the playoff race by Christmas.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jarome Iginla thought he tied one of his heroes on the NHL's all-time goals list earlier this week. His math was a little off, but the veteran winger only had to wait a couple more days to reach the milestone.
Iginla scored the 625th goal of his career to match Joe Sakic for 15th place all-time, and Jonathan Quick made 35 saves for his 44th career shutout as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-0 on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic's team languishes in last place. His players, though, remain first-rate.
That's the feeling of the Colorado Avalanche general manager and why he didn't make any major moves at the trade deadline Wednesday except dealing Jarome Iginla to Los Angeles for possibly one last playoff push.
After all the trade rumors, captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Matt Duchene remain with the Avalanche — for now, anyway. The offseason may bring a different tune.
Blame Vegas and an ever-tightening playoff race for turning the NHL's trade deadline day into mostly a dud.
With teams jockeying to stay in contention and eager to preserve their protected lists to brace for the NHL expansion draft in June, there were only a few notable deals completed before the deadline struck Wednesday afternoon.
DENVER (AP) — Jarome Iginla's teammates are rooting for him to pack his bags and leave town.
Nothing personal, of course, they just want the charismatic Colorado Avalanche forward to be traded for what might be his final shot at a Stanley Cup title.
The 39-year-old Iginla is receptive to any sort of deal ahead of the March 1 NHL trade deadline. He's even spoken with general manager Joe Sakic about the situation, since the Avs are well out of the playoff picture.
DENVER (AP) — He's named after football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman. His idol is hockey Hall of Famer Joe Sakic.
No wonder he's so clutch in big moments.
Meet Troy Terry, a sophomore at the University of Denver who just led Team USA to a gold medal at the world junior championships in Montreal.
Terry scored not one, not two, but three shootout goals in a semifinal win over Russia. As an encore , he tallied the lone shootout goal in the title game against Canada on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — Jared Bednar never got a shot in the NHL as a player but he's getting one now as a coach.
The Avalanche on Wednesday formally introduced Bednar, who was hired two weeks ago to lead Colorado after spending years in the minor leagues as a player and as a coach.
"I haven't been in a rush to get to this point in my career," Bednar said. "I was hopeful this opportunity would come. I hadn't stopped believing in that."
Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. He doesn't believe the Colorado Avalanche rushed their hire.
After interviewing candidates with varying degrees of NHL coaching experience, Sakic ultimately chose Jared Bednar as the team's new coach. Bednar spent the past 14 seasons as a minor league coach, most recently winning the American Hockey League's Calder Cup with the Lake Erie Monsters, and the previous nine as a minor league player,.
In a stunning mid-August shake-up, Patrick Roy stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, citing disagreements within the organization.
Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season.
"I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth it needs and bring it to a higher level," Roy...