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2014–15 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Division 7th Central
Conference 11th Western
2014–15 record 39–31–12
Home record 23–15–3
Road record 16–16–9
Goals for 219
Goals against 227
General Manager Joe Sakic
Coach Patrick Roy
Captain Gabriel Landeskog
Alternate captains Jarome Iginla
Cody McLeod
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 16,176[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Jarome Iginla (29)
Assists Tyson Barrie (41)
Points Gabriel Landeskog
Jarome Iginla (59)
Penalties in minutes Cody McLeod (191)
Wins Semyon Varlamov (28)
Goals against average Calvin Pickard (2.35)

The 2014–15 Colorado Avalanche season was the 36th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 19th season since the franchise relocated from Quebec prior to the start of the 1995–96 NHL season.[2] The Avalanche missed the playoffs despite qualifying the previous season.

Off-seasonEdit

On May 26, 2014, goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his intention to retire, reportedly saying, "I do not see a reason to remain in the League."[3]


StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Conference standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Pacific Division (Top 3)
Anaheim Ducksx y 82 51 24 2 5 236 226 109
Vancouver Canucksx 82 48 29 3 2 242 222 101
Calgary Flamesx 82 45 30 4 3 241 216 97
Western Conference Wildcard (Top 2 qualify)
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 7 8 220 205 95
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90
San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 3 6 228 232 89
Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 7 7 198 283 62
Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 3 5 170 272 56

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Gabriel Landeskog Throwing a punch at Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu while both players were on their respective benches during NHL game No. 930 in Denver on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 19:57 of the third period. $5,000.00 March 3, 2015[4]
Cody McLeod Entering game late with intention of starting an altercation during NHL game No. 930 in Denver on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 19:52 of the third period. $3,091.40 March 3, 2015[4]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game log

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

Player statisticsEdit

Final[5]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Iginla, JaromeJarome Iginla 82 29 30 59 0 42
Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog 82 23 36 59 −2 79
Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay 80 22 33 55 −1 40
Oreilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly 82 17 38 55 −5 12
Duchene, MattMatt Duchene 82 21 34 55 3 16
Barrie, TysonTyson Barrie 80 12 41 53 5 26
Mackinnon, NathanNathan MacKinnon 64 14 24 38 −7 34
Mitchell, JohnJohn Mitchell 68 11 15 26 −9 32
Johnson, ErikErik Johnson 47 12 11 23 2 33
Redmond, ZachZach Redmond 59 5 15 20 −1 24
Guenin, NateNate Guenin 76 2 13 15 −1 32
Talbot, MaximeMaxime Talbot

|| 63 || 5 || 10 || 15 || 2 || 27

Holden, NickNick Holden 78 5 9 14 −11 28
Stuart, BradBrad Stuart 65 3 10 13 −4 16
Hejda, JanJan Hejda 81 1 12 13 −12 42
Briere, DanielDaniel Briere 57 8 4 12 −7 18
Mcleod, CodyCody McLeod 82 7 5 12 −2 191
Everberg, DennisDennis Everberg 55 3 9 12 −7 10
Cliche, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Cliche 74 2 5 7 −2 17
Mcginn, JamieJamie McGinn 19 4 2 6 −9 6
Hishon, JoeyJoey Hishon 13 1 1 2 −1 0
Rendulic, BornaBorna Rendulic 11 1 1 2 1 6
Vincour, TomasTomas Vincour 7 0 1 1 −1 2
Agozzino, AndrewAndrew Agozzino 1 0 1 1 1 0
Hamilton, FreddieFreddie Hamilton

|| 17 || 1 || 0 || 1 || −1 || 0

Carey, PaulPaul Carey

|| 10 || 0 || 1 || 1 || 2 || 0

Sgarbossa, MichaelMichael Sgarbossa

|| 3 || 0 || 1 || 1 || 0 || 10

Bordeleau, PatrickPatrick Bordeleau 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson, RyanRyan Wilson 3 0 0 0 −3 0
Caron, JordanJordan Caron

|| 19 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −1 || 2

Elliott, StefanStefan Elliott 5 0 0 0 −2 2
Street, BenBen Street 3 0 0 0 0 0
Siemens, DuncanDuncan Siemens 1 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, ColinColin Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stollery, KarlKarl Stollery

|| 5 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 3 || 2

Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 57 57 3,307 28 20 8 141 2.56 1791 .921 5 0 0 4
Pickard, CalvinCalvin Pickard 16 13 895 6 7 3 35 2.35 511 .932 0 0 0 0
Berra, RetoReto Berra 19 12 748 5 4 1 33 2.65 403 .918 1 0 0 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

Notable achievements Edit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Johnson, E.E. Johnson NHL All-Star game selection[6] January 10, 2015
Varlamov, S.S. Varlamov NHL Second Star of the Week[7] January 12, 2015
Varlamov, S.S. Varlamov NHL Second Star of the Week[8] March 9, 2015
O'Reilly, R.R. O'Reilly NHL Third Star of the Week[9] March 30, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Everberg, D.D. Everberg 1st career NHL game October 9, 2014
Briere, D.D. Briere 300th career NHL goal October 13, 2014
Pickard, C.C. Pickard 1st career NHL game October 16, 2014
Hejda, J.J. Hejda 100th career NHL assist October 24, 2014
McLeod, C.C. McLeod 1000th career NHL PIM October 24, 2014
Everberg, D.D. Everberg 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
November 2, 2014
Everberg, D.D. Everberg 1st career NHL assist November 4, 2014
Talbot, M.M. Talbot 600th career NHL game November 6, 2014
O'Reilly, R.R. O'Reilly 200th career NHL point November 6, 2014
MacKinnon, N.N. MacKinnon 100th career NHL game November 13, 2014
Agozzino, A.A. Agozzino 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
November 22, 2014
Pickard, C.C. Pickard 1st career NHL win November 22, 2014
Cliche, M.-A.M.-A. Cliche 100th career NHL game November 29, 2014
Smith, C.C. Smith 1st career NHL game December 1, 2014
Sgarbossa, M.M. Sgarbossa 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
December 4, 2014
Rendulic, B.B. Rendulic 1st career NHL game December 9, 2014
Stuart, B.B. Stuart 1,000th career NHL game December 18, 2014
Talbot, M.M. Talbot 100th career NHL assist December 20, 2014
Mcleod, CodyC. McLeod 500th career NHL game December 21, 2014
Rendulic, B.B. Rendulic 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
December 31, 2014
Tanguay, A.A. Tanguay 800th career NHL point January 8, 2015
Rendulic, B.B. Rendulic 1st career NHL assist January 10, 2015
Holden, N.N. Holden 100th career NHL game January 12, 2015
Iginla, J.J. Iginla 1,200th career NHL point January 30, 2015
Hejda, J.J. Hejda 600th career NHL game February 8, 2015
O'Reilly, R.R. O'Reilly 400th career NHL game February 12, 2015
McLeod, C.C. McLeod 100th career NHL point February 16, 2015
Carey, P.P. Carey 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
February 16, 2015
Duchene, M.M. Duchene 300th career NHL point February 16, 2015
Landeskog, G.G. Landeskog 100th career NHL assist February 22, 2015
MacKinnon, N.N. MacKinnon 1st career NHL hat-trick February 22, 2015
MacKinnon, N.N. MacKinnon 100th career NHL point February 24, 2015
Duchene, M.M. Duchene 400th career NHL game February 28, 2015
Tanguay, A.A. Tanguay 1,000th career NHL game March 4, 2015
Mitchell, J.J. Mitchell 400th career NHL game March 19, 2015
Hamilton, F.F. Hamilton 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
March 19, 2015
Barrie, T.T. Barrie 100th career NHL point March 28, 2015
Berra, R.R. Berra 1st career NHL shutout April 9, 2015

TransactionsEdit

The following transactions took place during the 2014–15 NHL season.

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 30, 2014[10] To Montreal Canadiens

P. A. Parenteau
5th-round pick in 2015

To Colorado Avalanche

Daniel Briere

July 1, 2014[11] To San Jose Sharks

2nd-round pick in 2016
6th-round pick in 2017

To Colorado Avalanche

Brad Stuart

March 2, 2015[12] To Boston Bruins

Paul Carey
Maxime Talbot

To Colorado Avalanche

Jordan Caron
6th-round pick in 2016

March 2, 2015[12] To San Jose Sharks

Karl Stollery

To Colorado Avalanche

Freddie Hamilton

March 2, 2015[12] To Anaheim Ducks

Michael Sgarbossa

To Colorado Avalanche

Mat Clark

June 25, 2015[13] To Boston Bruins

BOS's 6th-round pick in 2016

To Colorado Avalanche

Carl Soderberg (rights)

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Jarome Iginla Boston Bruins 3 years, $16 million [14]
July 1, 2014 Bruno Gervais Adirondack Phantoms 1 year, $650,000 [15]
July 1, 2014 Ben Street Calgary Flames 1 year, $650,000 [15]
July 1, 2014 Zach Redmond Winnipeg Jets 2 years, $1.5 million [15]
July 1, 2014 Jesse Winchester Florida Panthers 2 years, $1.8 million [15]
July 7, 2014 Maxim Noreau Ambri-Piotta 2 years, $1.25 million [16]
May 15, 2015 Andreas Martinsen Düsseldorfer EG 1 year, entry-level contract [17]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Paul Stastny St. Louis Blues 4 years, $28 million [18]
July 1, 2014 Brad Malone Carolina Hurricanes 2 years, $1.3 million [19]
July 1, 2014 David Van der Gulik Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $550,000 [20]
July 1, 2014 Matt Hunwick New York Rangers 1 year, $600,000 [21]
July 23, 2014 Andre Benoit Buffalo Sabres 1 year, $800,000 [22]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirement Edit

Date Player Ref
August 21, 2014 Jean Sebastien Giguere [23]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Nick Holden 3 years, $4.95 million contract extension [24]
July 23, 2014 Ryan O'Reilly 2 years, $12 million contract [25]
September 4, 2014 Tyson Barrie 2 years, $5.2 million contract [26]
September 29, 2014 Cody McLeod 3 years, $4 million contract extension [27]
September 29, 2014 Brad Stuart 2 years, $7.2 million contract extension [27]
March 24, 2015 Mason Geertsen 3 years, entry-level contract [28]
May 15, 2015 Andreas Martinsen 1 year, entry-level contract [17]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Colorado Avalanche draft picks

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 27–28, 2014, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 23 Conner Bleackley C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
3 84 Kyle Wood D Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada North Bay Battalion (OHL)
4 93[a] Nicholas Magyar RW Flag of the United States.png United States Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
4 114 Alexis Pepin LW Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
5 144 Anton Lindholm D Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Skelleftea (SHL)
6 174 Maximilian Pajpach G Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Slovakia U18 (Slovakia-2)
7 204 Julien Nantel LW Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
Draft notes
  • Colorado's second-round pick went to the Calgary Flames as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014, that sent Reto Berra to Colorado in exchange for this pick.[29]
  • a Edmonton's fourth-round pick (previously acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs) went to Colorado as the result of a trade on April 3, 2013, that sent Ryan O'Byrne to Toronto in exchange for this pick.[30]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=720756
  4. 4.0 4.1 Avalanche's McLeod, Landeskog fined for actions at end of Feb. 28 game vs. Wild. NHL (March 3, 2015).
  5. Avalanche 2014-2015 Regular Season Stats. Retrieved on March 17, 2015.
  6. 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  7. Backes, Varlamov and Huberdeau named week's stars. NHL (January 12, 2015). Archived from the original on January 12, 2015.
  8. Hudler, Varlamov and Talbot named stars of week. NHL (March 9, 2015).
  9. Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week. NHL (March 30, 2015).
  10. Avalanche Acquires Briere from Montreal. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on June 30, 2014.
  11. Avalanche Acquires Brad Stuart. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on July 1, 2014.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Avalanche Acquires Jordan Caron. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on July 1, 2014.
  13. Avalanche Acquires Carl Soderberg
  14. Avalanche Signs Jarome Iginla
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Avalanche Signs Four Players
  16. Maxim Noreau signed by Avalanche
  17. 17.0 17.1 Avalanche Signs Andreas Martinsen
  18. Blues Sign Stastny to 4-Year Deal
  19. Canes Agree to Terms with Brad Malone
  20. Kings Sign Adam Cracknell And David Van Der Gulik To One-Year Contracts
  21. Rangers Agree To Terms With Free Agent Defenseman Matt Hunwick
  22. SABRES SIGN BENOIT TO 1-YEAR DEAL
  23. Jean-Sebastien Giguere Announces Retirement
  24. Avalanche Signs Nick Holden To Extension
  25. AVALANCHE SIGNS O’REILLY
  26. Avalanche Signs Tyson Barrie
  27. 27.0 27.1 Avalanche Signs McLeod, Stuart to Extensions
  28. Avalanche Signs Mason Geertsen
  29. Avalanche Acquires Berra from Flames (March 5, 2014). Retrieved on May 19, 2014.
  30. "Maple Leafs swing deal for Ryan O'Byrne", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, April 3, 2013. 
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