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Avalanche, Erik Johnson agree to 7-year contract extension

- 0 - Tue, Sep 22, 2015

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have locked up Erik Johnson through the 2022-23 season, signing the defenseman to a seven-year contract extension Tuesday.

Johnson scored a career-high 12 goals last season before missing the final 34 games...

Sakic, Avs look forward to hosting Red Wings in outdoor game
By: - 0 Tue, Sep 22, 2015

DENVER — Joe Sakic was close enough to hip check one of his fiercest rivals off the stage and into the stands.

Of course, that wouldn't be...

MacKinnon, Avalanche look to rebound from frustrating season
By: - 0 Thu, Sep 17, 2015

DENVER — Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon will be standing a little taller on the ice this season.

The 20-year-old Avalanche forward grew nearly an...

Avalanche acquire Gormley from Coyotes for Elliott
By: - 0 Wed, Sep 9, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes traded defenseman Brandon Gormley to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday for defenseman Stefan Elliott.


NHL shop accidentally leaks Avalanche's 3rd jerseys
By: - 0 Tue, Sep 8, 2015

About a month ago, there was a rumor that Colorado’s 3rd jerseys had leaked, and looking back now, those jersey designs were pretty accurate. The...

Klee: Who else misses the Avalanche-Red Wings rivalry?
By: Paul Klee - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

DENVER — The closest thing to a Coors Field rivalry these days is in the stands, in the green chairbacks that welcome the bazillion transplants who...

Avs' Burgundy/White Game at DU this preseason
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The annual Burgundy/White Game for the Colorado Avalanche will be at Denver’s Magness Arena at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20. The three-period,...

Former Avs star accused of driving truck into a Tim Horton's in Canada
By: - 0 Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Less than two weeks after signing the richest free-agent contract in franchise history, Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly was arrested last week...

Sabres make ex-Avalanche Ryan O'Reilly highest-paid player with 7-year deal
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 3, 2015

The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract...

Avalanche reach deals with Beauchemin, Comeau
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 1, 2015

DENVER — More leadership for the Colorado Avalanche? Check. Added toughness? A big check — especially in regard to the hard-hitting variety.


Bruins select Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo in NHL draft
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Every boys' hockey player dreams of getting drafted by an NHL team, playing in his first game and raising the Stanley Cup over his head.


Avs make second-round trade, select A.J. Greer, Nicolas Meloche
By: - 0 Sat, Jun 27, 2015

The Avalanche traded down in the NHL draft Saturday morning, sending the first selection of the second round (31st overall) to the San Jose Sharks...

Colorado trades O'Reilly to Buffalo, grabs Mikko Rantanen with 10th pick
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 26, 2015

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche traded center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Nikita...

Nerves, excitement build for area native Brandon Carlo as NHL draft nears
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 26, 2015

The nerves may bubble to the surface, even though Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo insists he will enjoy the build-up to the 2015 NHL...

Sakic says he still wants to sign O'Reilly
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 18, 2015

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...

Avalanche to use San Antonio as top minor league team
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 17, 2015

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche will use San Antonio as their top minor league team beginning next season.

General manager Joe Sakic announced...

Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 5-12)
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Every Sunday night, I'll recap the week in Denver sports on this blog — with a collection of my columns and blogs from the week that was. Time...

Avs miss playoffs for 4th time in 5 seasons
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 12, 2015

DENVER — Patrick Roy's beard, spotted with copious amounts of gray, is in full playoff mode.

That's unlike his team as the Colorado Avalanche...

Iginla leads Colorado past Chicago in final game of season for Avs
By: - 0 Sat, Apr 11, 2015

DENVER — Jarome Iginla's second power-play goal with 32.9 seconds left lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Chicago...

Avs win 1-0 in shootout; Jets still clinch playoff berth
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 9, 2015


DENVER — Even after a hard loss, there were hugs and handshakes all around the Winnipeg locker room.

Sure, the Jets would've...

Hishon lifts Avalanche to win over struggling Predators
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 7, 2015


DENVER — Joey Hishon broke a third-period tie with his first NHL goal, Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat...

Sharks beat Avalanche to boost slim playoff hopes
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 1, 2015


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Scott Hannan and Chris Tierney scored goals to help the San Jose Sharks keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a...

Duchene, Iginla have 3 points each as Avs beat Sabres
By: - 0 Sun, Mar 29, 2015

DENVER — Playoffs or not, the Colorado Avalanche are trying to finish the season strong.

Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome...

Avalanche end 3-game skid, top Canucks
By: - 0 Fri, Mar 27, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves to lead the Colorado...

Derek Roy gets tiebreaking goal as Oilers beat Avalanche
By: - 0 Wed, Mar 25, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta — Derek Roy scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Edmonton Oilers recovered after giving up a...

Perry's goal wins it for Ducks in OT over Avalanche
By: - 0 Fri, Mar 20, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Corey Perry scored the winner as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime on Friday night to sweep their...

Iginla's 23rd goal helps Avalanche top Coyotes
By: - 0 Thu, Mar 19, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla scored 29 seconds apart in the first period, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, and the Colorado...