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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Avalanche signs Joey Hishon

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Joey Hishon to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2015-16 NHL season. The organization announced the deal with the restricted free agent today. The 23-year-old center appeared in 13 games for the Avalanche this past season, tallying two points (1 goal /1 assist). Hishon made his NHL debut on March 4, and scored his first NHL goal April...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche planned to replace Ryan O’Reilly with Carl Soderberg

The Ryan O’Reilly saga appeared to be a slow unraveling situation in Colorado leading up to the forward’s trade to Buffalo, but a recent report suggests that everything went according to plan for the Avalanche. As seen over in the Denver Post, the Avalanche reportedly planned to move O’Reilly and replace him with Carl Soderberg. It was really no surprise that O’Reilly and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs announce special events for 20th season

For their 20th anniversary season the Colorado Avalanche took to twitter to announce all the special events they have planed throughout the year. The special events next season: • Oct. 8: Opening Night • Oct. 24: Celebration of Hockey in Colorado • Dec. 7: 20th Anniversary Team — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 24, 2015 And more: • Jan. 8: Museum Night at Pepsi...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs renew two-year deal with Fort Wayne Komets

The Colorado Avalanche announced they have renewed their affiliation with a new two-year agreement for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. Last year was the first time Fort Wayne played as an affiliate with the Avs. The Komets join the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL as Colorado’s affiliates. Komets and @Avalanche agree on a new 2-year affiliation...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Colorado Avalanche

Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Signs Mikhail Grigorenko (1 year, $675k), Agozzino, Clark

  Today the Avalanche locked up recent acquisition Mikhail Grigorenko on a 1-year, $675,000 contract. The young Russian remains a restricted free agent at the end of this exceptionally cap-friendly deal. Grigorenko, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired from Buffalo on June 26 along with defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forward J.T. Compher and the 31st-overall pick at this year’s...
Via BSN Denver
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene rocks the stage at local music festival

Matt Duchene's Twitter bio says he is a "wannabe country singer", and Duchene recently had a chance to make that dream a reality for a day when he played with Gord Kidd and the 50/50 band at a Music in the Park night in his hometown of Haliburton, Ont. Duchene played acoustic guitar and sang at the event, and videos on Periscope from local reporter Jen Watt show Duchene performing...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Signs Mikko Rantanen to Entry-Level Contract

  After a strong showing at prospect development camp last week, 18-year old Mikko Rantanen didn’t have to wait long to get a contract with the Colorado Avalanche. In a press release today, the team announced they have signed their 10th-overall selection to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Finnish forward previously had been playing in Finland, where he tallied 9 goals...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carl Soderberg, Avalanche Agree On Five-Year Deal Worth $23.75M

It didn’t take long for Carl Soderberg to sign on with the Colorado Avalanche. ESPN’s Craig Custance reported Friday morning that Soderberg has signed a five-year contract with the Avalanche. The deal, according to Custance, carries an annual value of $4.75 million, which works out to $23.75 million over the five years. The Boston Bruins traded Soderberg’s rights to Colorado...
Via NESN.com
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic Still Wants To Sign Forward Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He praised O’Reilly, saying: “I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He’s part of our core and yeah, my...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly, looking for help on D

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly and they’re believed to be looking for help on defense. O’Reilly’s name has been involved in trade rumors for quite some time, but to date the Avalanche have retained their forward. That may now change due to the fact the Avs are reportedly moving on from Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson and they’re looking...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche not expected to re-sign Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson

The Colorado Avalanche will likely have a new look on defense next season. Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie will again be the face of the team’s defense, but it appears that Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson won’t be returning. The Denver Post reports that the Avs likely won’t re-sign either Hejda or Wilson and will allow the duo to hit free agency. Coach Patrick Roy has often said...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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