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 season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

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

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded

Transactions[edit | edit source]

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

Trades[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirement[edit | edit source]


Player Signings[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Updated July 25, 2010.[15]

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

G L 40 2009 Park Ridge, Illinois
31 Flag of Slovakia Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj

G L 38 2001 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
10 Flag of Canada Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey

D L 34 2006 Abbotsford, British Columbia
9 Flag of Canada Duchene, MattMatt Duchene

C L 30 2009 Peterborough, Ontario
52 Flag of Canada Foote, AdamAdam Foote


D R 49 2008 Whitby, Ontario
39 Flag of the United States Galiardi, TJTJ Galiardi

LW L 33 2007 Calgary, Alberta
22 Flag of Canada Hannan, ScottScott Hannan

D L 42 2007 Richmond, British Columbia
23 Flag of the Czech Republic Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk


RW R 45 1994 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
54 Flag of Canada Jones, DavidDavid Jones

RW R 36 2003 Guelph, Ontario
28 Flag of the Czech Republic Koci, DavidDavid Koci

LW L 40 2009 Prague, Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of the United States Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles

D L 40 2000 Zionsville, Indiana
55 Flag of Canada McLeod, CodyCody McLeod

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


C R 33 2010 Bloomington, Minnesota
37 Flag of Canada O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly

C L 30 2009 Clinton, Ontario
12 Flag of the United States Porter, KevinKevin Porter

C L 35 2010 Detroit, Michigan
27 Flag of Canada Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey

D L 35 2009 Kitchener, Ontario
26 Flag of the United States Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny


C L 35 2005 Quebec City, Quebec
25 Flag of Canada Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart


RW R 33 2006 Toronto, Ontario
29 Flag of the United States Stoa, RyanRyan Stoa

C L 34 2005 Bloomington, Minnesota
44 Flag of Canada Wilson, RyanRyan Wilson

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

C R 36 2010 Toronto, Ontario
18 Flag of Canada Yip, BrandonBrandon Yip

RW R 36 2004 Vancouver, British Columbia

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

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 Canada Owen Sound Attack (Ontario Hockey League)
2 49 (from Los Angeles) Calvin Pickard G Flag of Canada Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (Western Hockey League)
3 71 (from Dallas) Michael Bournival LW Flag of Canada Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
4 95 (from NY Islanders) Stephen Silas D Flag of Canada 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 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 | edit source]

Lake Erie Monsters[edit | edit source]

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

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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