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2016–17 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Division 7th Central
Conference 14th Western
2016–17 record 22–56–4
Home record 13–26–2
Road record 9–30–2
Goals for 166
Goals against 278
General Manager Joe Sakic
Coach Jared Bednar
Captain Gabriel Landeskog
Alternate captains Francois Beauchemin
Matt Duchene
Nathan MacKinnon
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 14,835 (82.4%)
Team leaders
Goals Mikko Rantanen (20)
Assists Nathan MacKinnon (37)
Points Nathan MacKinnon (53)
Penalties in minutes Nikita Zadorov (73)
Wins Calvin Pickard (15)
Goals against average Calvin Pickard (2.98)

The 2016–17 Colorado Avalanche season was the 38th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 21st season since the franchise relocated from Quebec prior to the start of the 1995–96 NHL season.[1] Colorado did not make the playoffs for the third consecutive year and also finished the season with their fewest points since moving to Denver in 1995, and their fewest since 1990–91. Their 22 wins were easily the fewest in the Colorado portion of franchise history, and their fewest since 1991–92. The team also became the first team since the 2004–05 NHL lockout (and the subsequent start of the salary cap era) to finish with a sub-.300 points percentage.

Off-seasonEdit

On August 11, 2016, Patrick Roy resigned as head coach and vice president of hockey operations.[2] On August 25, the Avalanche hired Jared Bednar of the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters as Roy's replacement. He had led the Monsters to winning the AHL championship in the previous season.[3]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Log[5]

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

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
MacKinnon, NathanNathan MacKinnon 82 16 37 53 –14 16
Duchene, MattMatt Duchene 77 18 23 41 –34 12
Rantanen, MikkoMikko Rantanen 75 20 18 38 –25 22
Barrie, TysonTyson Barrie 74 7 31 38 –34 18
Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog 72 18 15 33 –25 62
Grigorenko, MikhailMikhail Grigorenko 75 10 13 23 –14 18
Comeau, BlakeBlake Comeau 77 8 12 20 –19 58
Iginla, JaromeJarome Iginla

|| 61 || 8 || 10 || 18 || –21 || 54

Bourque, ReneRene Bourque 65 12 6 18 –19 56
Beauchemin, FrancoisFrancois Beauchemin 81 5 13 18 –14 32
Johnson, ErikErik Johnson 46 2 15 17 –6 9
Andrighetto, SvenSven Andrighetto

|| 19 || 5 || 11 || 16 || 0 || 8

Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg 80 6 8 14 –26 22
Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin 69 1 12 13 –25 38
Wiercioch, PatrickPatrick Wiercioch 57 4 8 12 –18 23
Nieto, MattMatt Nieto

|| 43 || 7 || 4 || 11 || –9 || 4

Zadorov, NikitaNikita Zadorov 56 0 10 10 –20 73
Barberio, MarkMark Barberio

|| 34 || 2 || 7 || 9 || –6 || 4

Colborne, JoeJoe Colborne 62 4 4 8 –21 34
Martinsen, AndreasAndreas Martinsen

|| 55 || 3 || 4 || 7 || –10 || 32

Mitchell, JohnJohn Mitchell 65 3 4 7 –12 45
Compher, J. T.J. T. Compher 21 3 2 5 0 4
Goloubef, CodyCody Goloubef 33 0 5 5 –10 25
Henley, SamuelSamuel Henley 1 1 0 1 +1 2
Jost, TysonTyson Jost 6 1 0 1 –5 0
McLeod, CodyCody McLeod

|| 28 || 1 || 0 || 1 || –2 || 52

Grimaldi, RoccoRocco Grimaldi 4 0 1 1 –3 2
Greer, A. J.A. J. Greer 5 0 1 1 –2 4
Gelinas, EricEric Gelinas 27 0 1 1 –4 12
Lindholm, AntonAnton Lindholm 12 0 0 0 –8 2
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 6 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, BenBen Smith

|| 4 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –2 || 0

Siemens, DuncanDuncan Siemens 3 0 0 0 –2 2

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Pickard, CalvinCalvin Pickard 50 48 2820:16 15 31 2 140 2.98 1461 .904 2 0 2 0
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 24 23 1347:47 6 17 0 76 3.38 745 .898 1 0 0 0
Smith, JeremyJeremy Smith 10 8 542:43 1 6 1 32 3.54 286 .888 0 0 0 0
Martin, SpencerSpencer Martin 3 3 179:26 0 2 1 13 4.35 96 .865 0 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

RosterEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Colorado Avalanche were involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 NHL season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To New York Rangers

Nick Holden

To Colorado Avalanche

4th-round pick in 2017

[6]
November 28, 2016 (2016-11-28) To Columbus Blue Jackets

Ryan Stanton

To Colorado Avalanche

Cody Goloubef

[7]
January 13, 2017 (2017-01-13) To Nashville Predators

Cody McLeod

To Colorado Avalanche

Felix Girard

[8]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To Los Angeles Kings

Jarome Iginla

To Colorado Avalanche

conditional 4th-round pick in 2018

[9]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To Montreal Canadiens

Andreas Martinsen

To Colorado Avalanche

Sven Andrighetto

[10]

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Patrick Wiercioch Ottawa Senators 1 year, $800,000 [11]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Joe Colborne Calgary Flames 2 years, $5 million [12]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Fedor Tyutin Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $2 million [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Turner Elson Stockton Heat 1 year, $575,000 [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Jim O'Brien Albany Devils 1 year, $600,000 [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Reid Petryk San Antonio Rampage 1 year [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Mike Sislo New Jersey Devils 1 year, $600,000 [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Jeremy Smith Providence Bruins 1 year [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Ryan Stanton Hershey Bears 1 year, $600,000 [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Trent Vogelhuber Lake Erie Monsters 2 years, $1.225 million [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Joe Whitney Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 year, $600,000 [13]
August 16, 2016 (2016-08-16) Ben Smith Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $675,000 [14]
October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10) Gabriel Bourque Nashville Predators 1 year, $800,000 [15]
October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10) Rene Bourque Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $650,000 [15]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02) Nate Guenin Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $600,000 [16]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Mikkel Boedker San Jose Sharks 4 years, $16 million [17]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Borna Rendulic Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $575,000 [18]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Andrew Bodnarchuk Dallas Stars 2 years, $1.45 million [19]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Shawn Matthias Winnipeg Jets 2 years, $4.25 million [20]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Zach Redmond Montreal Canadiens 2 years, $1.225 million [21]
July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02) Andrew Agozzino St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000 [22]
July 28, 2016 (2016-07-28) Brandon Gormley New Jersey Devils 1 year, $650,000 [23]
October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13) Jack Skille Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $700,000 [24]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Matt Nieto San Jose Sharks January 5, 2017 [25]
Mark Barberio Montreal Canadiens February 2, 2017 [26]

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Ben Smith Toronto Maple Leafs October 24, 2016 (2016-10-24) [27]

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24) Andreas Martinsen 1 year, $640,000 [28]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) A. J. Greer 3 years, entry-level contract [29]
July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05) Calvin Pickard 2 years, $2 million [30]
July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08) Nathan MacKinnon 7 years, $44.1 million contract extension [31]
July 20, 2016 (2016-07-20) Mikhail Grigorenko 1 year, $1.3 million [32]
July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31) Tyson Barrie 4 years, $22 million [33]
March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06) J. C. Beaudin 3 years, $2.45 million entry-level contract [34]
March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06) Nicholas Meloche 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [35]
March 29, 2017 (2017-03-29) Tyson Jost 3 years, $5.1125 million entry-level contract [36]
May 12, 2017 (2017-05-12) Andrei Mironov 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level [37]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Colorado Avalanche draft picks

Below are the Colorado Avalanche's selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Tyson Jost C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Penticton Vees (BCHL)
2 40[a] Cameron Morrison LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
3 71 Josh Anderson D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Prince George Cougars (WHL)
5 131 Adam Werner G Flag of Sweden Sweden Farjestad BK (SHL)
6 161 Nathan Clurman D Flag of the United States United States Culver Eagles (US-IN HS)
7 191 Travis Barron LW Flag of Canada Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
Draft notes[38]
The Colorado Avalanche's second-round pick was re-acquired as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent Buffalo's second-round pick in 2015 to San Jose in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015, Colorado's sixth-round pick in 2017 and this pick.[39]
San Jose previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on July 1, 2014 that sent Brad Stuart to Colorado in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2017 and this pick.[40]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 45. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  2. Patrick Roy parts ways with Avalanche organization. Sportsnet (August 11, 2016).
  3. "Jared Bednar selected as new Colorado Avalanche head coach", August 25, 2016. 
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  5. 2016-2017 Regular Season Schedule/Results - Colorado Avalanche - Schedule. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on June 24, 2016.
  6. Avalanche Acquires 2017 Draft Pick From Rangers. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on June 27, 2016.
  7. Cody Goloubef Acquired From Columbus. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on November 29, 2016.
  8. Avalanche Acquires Felix Girard From Predators. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on January 13, 2017.
  9. Avalanche Acquires Fourth-Round Pick From L.A.. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on March 1, 2017.
  10. Avalanche Acquires Andrighetto From Montreal. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on March 1, 2017.
  11. Avalanche Signs Patrick Wiercioch. Colorado Avalanche (July 5, 2016).
  12. Avalanche Signs Joe Colborne. Colorado Avalanche (July 5, 2016).
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 Avalanche Signs Fedor Tyutin. Colorado Avalanche (July 5, 2016).
  14. Avalanche Signs Ben Smith. Colorado Avalanche (August 16, 2016).
  15. 15.0 15.1 Avalanche Signs Gabriel And Rene Bourque. Colorado Avalanche (October 10, 2016).
  16. Ducks Sign D Guenin to One-Year Contract. Anaheim Ducks (July 2, 2016).
  17. Sharks Sign Forward Mikkel Boedker. Sharks.nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  18. Canucks sign Chaput, Rendulic & Billins. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  19. Dallas Stars Sign Defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk and Dustin Stevenson. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  20. Jets agree to terms with Shawn Matthias. NHL.com (July 1, 2016). Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  21. Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with free agent Zach Redmond. Canadiens.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2016.
  22. Blues Add Depth, Agree to Terms with 9 Players. NHL.com (July 2, 2016).
  23. DEVILS SIGN DEFENSEMAN BRANDON GORMLEY TO A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 2, 2016.
  24. Canucks Sign Jack Skille to One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 17, 2016.
  25. Avalanche claim Nieto, who's 'definitely an NHL player'. NBC Sports. Retrieved on January 5, 2017.
  26. Mark Barberio Claimed On Waivers. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved on February 2, 2017.
  27. Brownscombe, Alec (October 24, 2016). Toronto Maple Leafs place Milan Michalek on waivers, claim Ben Smith from Colorado. Maple Leafs Hot Stove. Retrieved on October 24, 2016.
  28. Avalanche Signs Andreas Martinsen. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 24, 2016.
  29. Avalanche Signs A.J. Greer. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  30. Avalanche Signs Calvin Pickard. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  31. Avalanche Signs MacKinnon To Seven-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 11, 2016.
  32. Avalanche Agrees To Terms With Grigorenko. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 22, 2016.
  33. Avalanche Signs Barrie. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 2, 2016.
  34. Avalanche sign two prospects to entry-level contracts. bsndenver.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  35. Avalanche's Nicolas Meloche: Signs contract Monday. cbssports.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  36. Avalanche Signs Tyson Jost To Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2017.
  37. Avalanche Signs Mironov. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 3, 2017.
  38. 2016 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 27, 2016.
  39. Trades completed during 2015 NHL Draft weekend (June 27, 2015). Retrieved on June 27, 2015.
  40. Avalanche Acquires Brad Stuart (July 1, 2014). Retrieved on July 20, 2014.
  41. Leafs deal Matthias to Avalanche for prospect and a pick (February 21, 2016). Retrieved on February 21, 2016.
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