Colorado Avalanche in History

Events in Sport

  • 1995-10-03 In a huge 3-way hockey trade, Claude Lemieux went to Colorado Avalanche, Steve Thomas to New Jersey Devils and Wendell Clark to the New York Islanders in a swap of high profile NHL forwards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-12-02 Montreal Canadiens coach Mario Tremblay leaves goaltender Patrick Roy in the game too long, allowing an embarrassing 9 goals in 11-1 rout by Detroit Red Wings; Roy demands trade; moves to Colorado Avalanche and wins Stanley Cup that season

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1996-05-29 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • 1996-06-10 Stanley Cup Final, Miami Arena, Miami, FA: Uwe Krupp's unassisted goal in triple-OT gives Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over Florida Panthers and a 4 game series sweep
  • 1997-05-26 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 2

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1997-12-23 Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1999-06-04 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000-03-06 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque

Sports record brokenNHL Record

2000-03-23 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2000-05-27 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • 2000-07-06 Real estate developer Stan Kroenke announces the acquisition of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Pepsi Centre for $450m from the Ascent Entertainment Group
  • 2001-05-21 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 1
  • 2001-06-09 Stanley Cup Final, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO: Colorado Avalanche beat defending champion New Jersey Devils, 3-1 for 4-3 series win; Avalanche 2nd title
  • 2002-05-31 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • 2004-02-08 54th NHL All-Star Game, Xcel Energy Centre, Saint Paul, MN: East beats West, 6-4; MVP: Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche, C
  • 2009-07-09 Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points
  • 2013-05-10 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations
  • 2013-05-23 Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups
  • 2013-06-30 NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nathan MacKinnon first pick by Colorado Avalanche

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1961-11-26 Dave Hannan, Canadian NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche), born in Onaping Falls, Ontario
  • 1962-07-31 Troy Murray, Canadian NHL center, broadcaster (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1964-07-08 Alexei Gusarov, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Moscow, Russia

Person of interestPatrick Roy

1965-10-05 Patrick Roy, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (4-time Stanley Cup, 3-time Vezina Trophy winner), born in Québec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1967-05-12 Warren Rychel, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Strathroy, Ontario
  • 1967-05-29 Mike Keane, Canadian NHL right wing (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1967-07-27 Craig Wolanin, American NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1967-10-01 Scott Young, US Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (1,181 NHL games; Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche), born in Clinton, Massachusetts
  • 1967-10-14 Sylvain Lefebvre, Canadian NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Richmond, Canada

Person of interestJoe Sakic

1969-07-07 Joe Sakic, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 1970-01-08 Jon Klemm, Canadian NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1970-06-17 Stéphane Fiset, Canadian NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971-07-10 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971-08-11 Aaron Miller, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1971-10-27 Mike Ricci, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1972-01-30 Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player (Colorado Avalanche), born in Wawa, Ontario
  • 1972-06-15 Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1972-08-03 Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1973-06-25 Rene Corbet, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
  • 1973-07-20 Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1974-05-09 Stephane Yelle, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1975-03-13 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1975-05-10 Adam Deadmarsh, Trail BC, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975-08-12 Anders Myrvold, Lorenskog Nor, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1976-06-02 Josef Marha, Havl-brod Cze, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)