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2012–13 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Division 5th Northwest
Conference 15th Western
2012–13 record 16–25–7
Home record 12–9–3
Road record 4–16–4
Goals for 116
Goals against 152
General Manager Greg Sherman
Coach Joe Sacco
Captain Gabriel Landeskog
Alternate captains Milan Hejduk
Paul Stastny
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 15,257 (84.7%)[1]
(12 games)
Team leaders
Goals P. A. Parenteau (18)
Assists Matt Duchene (26)
Points Matt Duchene
P. A. Parenteau (43)
Penalties in minutes Cody McLeod (83)
Wins Semyon Varlamov (11)
Goals against average Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2.84)

The 2012–13 Colorado Avalanche season was the 41st overall season for the franchise, 34th season in the National Hockey League (NHL), since June 22, 1979,[2] and 18th season since the franchise relocated to Colorado to start the 1995–96 NHL season. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

Off-seasonEdit

On September 4, 2012, the Avalanche named Gabriel Landeskog as the fourth team captain in Avalanche history, after Milan Hejduk resigned from the role. Landeskog became the youngest captain in NHL history, being 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby was when Crosby was named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2007.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

The Avalanche finished the season with the worst record in the Western Conference and second-worst record in the league. As a result, head coach Joe Sacco was fired the day after Colorado's regular season ended.[4] Former Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy was hired as the new head coach on May 23, 2013.[5]

StandingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

2012–13 Game log

PlayoffsEdit

The Colorado Avalanche failed to qualify for the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats[6]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Parenteau, P. A.P. A. Parenteau 48 18 25 43 −11 38
Duchene, MattMatt Duchene 47 17 26 43 −12 12
Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny 40 9 15 24 −7 14
McGinn, JamieJamie McGinn 47 11 11 22 −13 26
Mitchell, JohnJohn Mitchell 47 10 10 20 5 18
O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly 29 6 14 20 −3 4
Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog 36 9 8 17 −4 22
Barrie, TysonTyson Barrie 32 2 11 13 −11 10
Macleod, CodyCody McLeod 48 8 4 12 4 83
Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk 29 4 7 11 −7 0
Hejda, JanJan Hejda 46 1 9 10 −3 28
Kobasew, ChuckChuck Kobasew 37 5 4 9 6 21
Jones, DavidDavid Jones 33 3 6 9 −11 6
Palushaj, AaronAaron Palushaj 25 2 7 9 −2 8
Zanon, GregGreg Zanon 44 0 6 6 −16 28
Hunwick, MattMatt Hunwick 43 0 6 6 4 16
Olver, MarkMark Olver 32 4 2 6 −5 6
Bordeleau, PatrickPatrick Bordeleau 46 2 3 5 −7 70
O'Brien, ShaneShane O'Brien 28 0 4 4 0 60
Johnson, ErikErik Johnson 31 0 4 4 −3 18
Elliott, StefanStefan Elliott 18 1 3 4 −3 2
O'Byrne, RyanRyan O'Byrne

|| 34 || 1 || 3 || 4 || −8 || 54

Wilson, RyanRyan Wilson 12 0 3 3 4 8
Van der Gulik, DavidDavid Van der Gulik 9 0 2 2 2 6
Malone, BradBrad Malone 13 1 1 2 −7 16
Downie, SteveSteve Downie 2 0 1 1 1 6
Vincour, TomasTomas Vincour 2 0 1 1 −1 2
Sgarbossa, MichaelMichael Sgarbossa 6 0 0 0 −3 4
Totals 8 19 31 50 35 149

Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 35 33 1949:39 11 21 3 98 3.02 1007 .903 3 0 1 0
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 18 14 907:50 5 4 4 43 2.84 469 .908 0 0 0 2
Aittokallio, SamiSami Aittokallio 1 1 49:20 0 0 0 2 2.45 25 .920 0 0 0 0
Totals 48 2906:49 16 25 7 143 2.95 1501 .905 3 0 1 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Avalanche. Stats reflect time with the Avalanche only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record


Transactions Edit

The Avalanche have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Trades Edit

Date
Details
April 2, 2013[7] To Dallas Stars
Cameron Gaunce
To Colorado Avalanche
Tomas Vincour
April 3, 2013[8] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan O'Byrne
To Colorado Avalanche
4th-round pick in 2014

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
John Mitchell[9] New York Rangers 2 years, $2.2 million
P. A. Parenteau[10] New York Islanders 4 years, $16 million
Greg Zanon[11] Boston Bruins 2 years, $4.5 million
Bryan Lerg[12] Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1 year, $525,000
Thomas Pock[12] Modo Hockey 1 year, $550,000
Sean Sullivan[12] San Antonio Rampage 1 year, $575,000
Bill Thomas[12] Florida Panthers 1 year, $550,000
Geoff Walker[12] Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1 year, $550,000

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Jay McClement[13] Toronto Maple Leafs 2 years, $3 million
Kevin Porter[14] Buffalo Sabres 2 years, $1.075 million
Peter Mueller[15] Florida Panthers 1 year, $1.725 million

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Aaron Palushaj[16] Montreal Canadiens February 5, 2013

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirement Edit

Player

Player signings Edit

Player Date Contract terms
Matt Duchene[17] June 23, 2012 2 years, $7 million
Ryan Wilson[18] June 25, 2012 3 years, $6.75 million
Patrick Bordeleau[18] June 25, 2012 1 year, $525,000
David Van der Gulik[18] June 25, 2012 1 year, $575,000
Shane O'Brien[19] June 26, 2012 3 years, $6 million
Steve Downie[20] June 29, 2012 2 years, $5.3 million
Erik Johnson[21] July 3, 2012 4 years, $15 million
Jamie McGinn[22] July 13, 2012 2 years, $3.5 million
Mark Olver[12] July 13, 2012 2 years, $1.2 million
Jean-Sebastien Giguere[23] August 13, 2012 1 year, $1.5 million contract extension
Mitchell Heard[24] August 14, 2012 3 years, entry-level contract
Ryan O'Reilly[25] February 28, 2013 2 years, $10 million (offer sheet matched)[26]
Patrick Bordeleau[27] June 5, 2013 3 years, $3 million contract extension

Draft picks Edit

Colorado's picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
2 41 Mitchell Heard C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
3 72 Troy Bourke LW Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Prince George Cougars (WHL)
5 132 Michael Clarke C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
6 162 Joseph Blandisi C/RW Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
7 192 Colin Smith C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Draft notes
  • The Avalanche's first-round pick (#11) and second-round pick (#54) went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a July 1, 2011, trade that sent the rights for Semyon Varlamov to the Avalanche in exchange for these picks.
  • The Avalanche's fourth-round pick went to the Phoenix Coyotes as the result of a June 28, 2010, trade that sent Daniel Winnik to the Avalanche in exchange for this pick.

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

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