2010–11 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
2010–11 record
General Manager Greg Sherman
Coach Joe Sacco
Captain Adam Foote
Alternate captains Milan Hejduk
Paul Stastny
Arena Pepsi Center
Team Leaders
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The 2010–11 Colorado Avalanche season will be the franchise's 38th season, 31st in the National Hockey League, and 15th as the Colorado Avalanche.

Off seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standings Edit

Conference standings Edit


The Avalanche will attempt to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-season Edit

Regular seasonEdit

Player statsEdit


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM


Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts; G= Goals; A= Assists; PIM= Penalties in Minutes

Regular season

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Avalanche. Stats reflect time with the Avalanche only.
Traded mid-season

Awards and records Edit

Records Edit

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached


Regular Season
Player Award Awarded

Transactions Edit

The Avalanche have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Trades Edit

June 17, 2010[1]
To St. Louis Blues
T.J. Hensick
To Colorado Avalanche
Julian Talbot
June 26, 2010[2] To Los Angeles Kings
2nd-round pick (#47 overall) in 2010
To Colorado Avalanche
2nd-round pick (#49 overall) in 2010
4th-round pick (#109 overall) in 2010
June 26, 2010[2] To Dallas Stars
3rd-round pick (#77 overall) in 2010
4th-round pick (#109 overall) in 2010
To Colorado Avalanche
3rd-round pick (#71 overall) in 2010
June 26, 2010[2] To New York Islanders
3rd-round pick in 2011
To Colorado Avalanche
4th-round pick (#95 overall) in 2010
June 28, 2010[3] To Phoenix Coyotes
4th-round pick in 2012
To Colorado Avalanche
Daniel Winnik

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
David Liffiton[4] Syracuse Crunch 1 year, $500,000
Greg Mauldin[4] New York Islanders 1 year, $500,000
David Van Der Gulik[4] Abbotsford Heat 1 year, $500,000
Jason Bacashihua[4] Hershey Bears 1 year, $500,000
Ben Walter[5] New Jersey Devils 1 year, $500,000

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Brett Clark[6] Tampa Bay Lightning 2 years, $3 million
Tyler Weiman[7] Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $500,000
Brian Fahey[8] Washington Capitals 1 year, $500,000
Brian Willsie[9] Washington Capitals 1 year, $525,000
Chris Durno[10] Tampa Bay Lightning 1 year, $550,000
Ruslan Salei[11] Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $750,000

Claimed via WaiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirement Edit


Player Signings Edit

Player Contract terms
Adam Foote[12] 1 year, $1 million
Joel Chouinard[13] 3 years, $1.7 million entry-level contract
Jonas Holos[13] 2 years, $1.225 million entry-level contract
Peter Budaj[14] 1 year, $1.25 million
David Koci[14] 1 year, $575,000
Philippe Dupuis[1] 1 year, $500,000
Kevin Porter[1] 1 year, $660,000
Raymond Macias[1] 1 year, $550,000
Kyle Quincey[4] 2 years, $6.25 million
Daniel Winnik[4] 2 years, $1.9 million
Julian Talbot[4] 1 year, $550,000
John Grahame[4] 1 year, $500,000
Brandon Yip[5] 2 years, $1.45 million

Roster Edit

Updated July 25, 2010.[15]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
41 Flag of the United States Anderson, CraigCraig Anderson

G L 39 2009 Park Ridge, Illinois
31 Flag of Slovakia Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj

G L 37 2001 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
10 Flag of Canada.svg Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey

D L 33 2006 Abbotsford, British Columbia
9 Flag of Canada.svg Duchene, MattMatt Duchene

C L 29 2009 Peterborough, Ontario
52 Flag of Canada.svg Foote, AdamAdam Foote


D R 48 2008 Whitby, Ontario
39 Flag of the United States Galiardi, TJTJ Galiardi

LW L 32 2007 Calgary, Alberta
22 Flag of Canada.svg Hannan, ScottScott Hannan

D L 41 2007 Richmond, British Columbia
23 Flag of the Czech Republic Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk


RW R 44 1994 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
54 Flag of Canada.svg Jones, DavidDavid Jones

RW R 35 2003 Guelph, Ontario
28 Flag of the Czech Republic Koci, DavidDavid Koci

LW L 39 2009 Prague, Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of the United States Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles

D L 39 2000 Zionsville, Indiana
55 Flag of Canada.svg McLeod, CodyCody McLeod

LW L 36 2007 Binscarth, Manitoba
88 Flag of the United States Mueller, PeterPeter Mueller


C R 32 2010 Bloomington, Minnesota
37 Flag of Canada.svg O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly

C L 29 2009 Clinton, Ontario
12 Flag of the United States Porter, KevinKevin Porter

C L 34 2010 Detroit, Michigan
27 Flag of Canada.svg Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey

D L 34 2009 Kitchener, Ontario
26 Flag of the United States Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny


C L 34 2005 Quebec City, Quebec
25 Flag of Canada.svg Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart


RW R 32 2006 Toronto, Ontario
29 Flag of the United States Stoa, RyanRyan Stoa

C L 33 2005 Bloomington, Minnesota
44 Flag of Canada.svg Wilson, RyanRyan Wilson

D L 33 2009 Windsor, Ontario
34 Flag of Canada.svg Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik

C R 35 2010 Toronto, Ontario
18 Flag of Canada.svg Yip, BrandonBrandon Yip

RW R 35 2004 Vancouver, British Columbia

Draft picks Edit

Colorado had 7 picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 Joey Hishon C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Owen Sound Attack (Ontario Hockey League)
2 49 (from Los Angeles) Calvin Pickard G Flag of Canada.svg Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (Western Hockey League)
3 71 (from Dallas) Michael Bournival LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
4 95 (from NY Islanders) Stephen Silas D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Belleville Bulls (Ontario Hockey League)
4 107 Sami Aittokallio G Flag of Finland Finland Ilves Jr. (Finland-JR.)
5 137 Troy Rutkowski D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League)
5 139 (from Los Angeles) Luke Walker RW Flag of the United States United States Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League)
7 197 Luke Moffatt C Flag of the United States United States U.S. National U-18 Team (United States Hockey League)

Farm teams Edit

Lake Erie Monsters Edit

The Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate is the Lake Erie Monsters, based in Cleveland, Ohio.

See alsoEdit

References Edit

External links Edit

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