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. The 41-year-old Hejduk will have his No. 23 raised to the rafters on Jan. 6 against Minnesota.
After adding defenseman Cody Franson on a tryout contract last week the Chicago Blackhawks are bringing in three more veterans on tryout deals for the start of training camp. Forwards John Mitchell and Drew Miller, as well as defenseman Mark Stuart, were all part of their training camp roster that was announced on Monday morning. […]
Matt Duchene‘s absence from voluntary practices earlier in the week set off speculation about whether or not he will report to Colorado Avalanche training camp. For months, Duchene has been at the center of trade rumors but so far no deal has been made, although general manager Joe Sakic has previously maintained he’ll continue to […]
Pretty much everything went wrong for the Colorado Avalanche last season, and by the end of January, goalie Semyon Varlamov was gone from the lineup. The 29-year-old Varlamov, who posted a .927 save percentage in 2013-14 when the Avalanche posted 112 points, had season-ending surgery after dealing with groin injuries the past couple of years. […]
Last season didn’t go as planned for defenseman Jared Cowen. After undergoing hip surgery for the third time, he was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and was forced to sit out the entire 2016-17 season. This off-season, Cowen was able to land
Trade speculation involving Matt Duchene has been rampant for months, with Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic recently confirming he’ll continue to listen to trade offers from other clubs. According to multiple reports, Duchene was absent from a voluntary skate on Tuesday, as players hit the ice for a practice led by Avalanche team captain […]
What was reported Wednesday is now official: Alexander Kerfoot is a member of the Colorado Avalanche. The club announced that Kerfoot agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract. “We are thrilled that Alexander decided to sign with the Avalanche,” said Avalanche GM Joe Sakic.
Just ask Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic. The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers did just that, and Sakic revealed that he would still consider trading the likes of Matt Duchene … although he didn’t mention him by name. “I will be listening to offers.
It’s the deadline for college free agents to sign with their original teams, and each Aug. 15, there’s usually a host of interesting names that hit the open market. This year, the biggest name among the college free agent crop will be defenseman Will Butcher, a draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche and the reigning […]
The Will Butcher sweepstakes began today, and there are already a few interested suitors lined up. Per the Denver Post, Butcher — the Denver University product that captured this year’s Hobey Baker — has officially balked on signing with the team that drafted him, the Colorado Avalanche, and will begin talking to various NHL clubs. […]
College hockey's top player is an NHL free agent after former University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher allowed a deadline to pass without signing with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche selected Butcher in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and had until Tuesday to sign the Hobey Baker Award winner who led Denver to […]
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