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Avalanche bench boss Bednar inks three-year extension through ’26-27 season

March 22nd, 2023

Jared Bednar is sticking around for a while. Earlier this week, the Colorado Avalanche announced that their head coach has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season, kicking in once Bednar’s current deal expires after the 2023-24 campaign. Bednar, who led the Avalanche to the 2022 Stanley Cup, is the winningest coach in…

Avalanche coach Bednar gets victory No. 266, now sits atop team coaching wins list

January 26th, 2023

Jared Bednar isn’t one for celebrations, unless, of course, that means the Colorado Avalanche wins the Stanley Cup. And while that indeed took place last June, Bednar eclipsed two more milestones this week in coaching his 500th NHL game (all with the Avs) and in beating the Washington Capitals 3-2 Tuesday night, Bednar earned win…

AHL’s Eagles off to hot start in ’22-23, take flight into first place

December 5th, 2022

It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child. If that’s the case, it might take a whole state or province to win a Stanley Cup championship. An astute assemblage of trades, free-agent signings, management of draft picks, player development, scouting and just a little old-fashioned luck all have to come together in…

Rampage alum, top scorer Moskal garners monthly honors from FPHL

December 2nd, 2022

The Federal Prospects Hockey League has announced that Elmira Mammoth forward Parker Moskal has been named the Player of the Month for October/November. Moskal played in 13 games for the Mammoth during the first two months and recorded 13 goals with 18 assists for 31 points to lead the league in scoring, putting together a…

Avalanche reloads, ready to defend Stanley Cup with 2022-23 NHL season approaching

October 5th, 2022

The Colorado Avalanche will start their defense of the Stanley Cup on Oct. 12. After an intense training camp at Family Sports Center, the roster has changed from last season, but the hunger is still there to repeat. “Your character has to shine through in situations like this,” Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said. “They…

Fresh off 2022 Stanley Cup championship, MacKinnon signs massive extension with Avalanche

September 21st, 2022

After signing a contract that makes him the highest-paid NHL player per year, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon posted on his Instagram that he is “Avalanche for life.” The Avalanche on Tuesday signed MacKinnon to an eight-year contract extension starting in 2023-24 (runs through 2030-31) with an average annual value of $12.6 million. He has…

Avalanche blueliner Makar named Norris Trophy winner for 2021-22 season

June 22nd, 2022

Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche is the 2021-22 recipient of the James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Makar is the first Norris Trophy winner in franchise history, following top-three finishes by Rob Blake (3rd in 2001-02), Ray Bourque (2nd…

Broomfield native, Colorado youth hockey alum Graber recognized as 2021-22 ECHL MVP

April 28th, 2022

The ECHL has announced that Will Graber of the Fort Wayne Komets has been selected as the Warrior Hockey ECHL Most Valuable Player for the 2021-22 season. The award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members. …

NHL trade deadline sees Avalanche add to stacked roster, acquire four players for 2022 stretch run

March 25th, 2022

With the home stretch of the NHL season approaching, the annual NHL trade deadline means teams either begin building for the future or stocking up for a deep playoff run. For the Colorado Avalanche, the team made a trio of trades at the 2022 deadline to bolster their roster to win now. This past Monday,…

Avalanche quartet named to 2022 NHL All-Star Game, Denver native Terry also cracks lineup

January 20th, 2022

Three Colorado Avalanche players and head coach Jared Bednar will represent the team at 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend, which will be held Feb. 4-5 in Las Vegas. Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon will serve as the Central Division captain, while defenseman Cale Makar was also named to the team and forward Nazem Kadri won the “Last…

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