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2017–18 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Division 4th Central
Conference 8th Western
2017–18 record 43–30–9
Home record 28–11–2
Road record 15–19–7
Goals for 257
Goals against 237
General Manager Joe Sakic
Coach Jared Bednar
Captain Gabriel Landeskog
Alternate captains Erik Johnson
Nathan MacKinnon
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 15,586 (87.1%)
Team leaders
Goals Nathan MacKinnon (39)
Assists Nathan MacKinnon (58)
Points Nathan MacKinnon (97)
Penalties in minutes Nikita Zadorov (103)
Wins Semyon Varlamov (24)
Goals against average Andrew Hammond (2.03)

The 2017–18 Colorado Avalanche season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 22nd season since the franchise relocated from Quebec prior to the start of the 1995–96 NHL season.[1] The Avalanche clinched the playoffs for the first time since the 2013–14 season.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was released on June 13, 2017.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was published on June 22, 2017.[3]

2017–18 game log

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

PlayoffsEdit

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats[4]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
MacKinnon, NathanNathan MacKinnon 74 39 58 97 +11 55
Rantanen, MikkoMikko Rantanen 81 29 55 84 0 34
Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog 78 25 37 62 +16 37
Barrie, TysonTyson Barrie 68 14 43 57 –15 22
Kerfoot, AlexanderAlexander Kerfoot 79 19 24 43 –7 28
Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg 77 16 21 37 0 26
Comeau, BlakeBlake Comeau 79 13 21 34 +5 50
Nieto, MattMatt Nieto 74 15 11 26 +6 14
Johnson, ErikErik Johnson 62 9 16 25 +3 58
Compher, J. T.J. T. Compher 69 13 10 23 –29 20
Jost, TysonTyson Jost 65 12 10 22 –10 26
Andrighetto, SvenSven Andrighetto 50 8 14 22 –15 10
Zadorov, NikitaNikita Zadorov 77 7 13 20 +4 103
Girard, SamuelSamuel Girard

|| 68 || 3 || 17 || 20 || –8 || 6

Wilson, ColinColin Wilson 56 6 12 18 –5 6
Yakupov, NailNail Yakupov 58 9 7 16 +2 26
Nemeth, PatrikPatrik Nemeth 68 3 12 15 +27 41
Barberio, MarkMark Barberio 46 3 10 13 +6 31
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 58 5 6 11 –6 12
Duchene, MattMatt Duchene

|| 14 || 4 || 6 || 10 || +1 || 4

Warsofsky, DavidDavid Warsofsky 16 0 5 5 +4 0
Lindholm, AntonAnton Lindholm 48 0 4 4 +4 14
Grimaldi, RoccoRocco Grimaldi 6 1 2 3 0 0
Mironov, AndreiAndrei Mironov 10 1 2 3 +2 12
Greer, A. J.A. J. Greer 16 0 3 3 +2 22
Siemens, DuncanDuncan Siemens 16 1 1 2 –5 23
Toninato, DominicDominic Toninato 37 0 2 2 0 12
Bigras, ChrisChris Bigras

|| 15 || 0 || 1 || 1 || –2 || 2

Alt, MarkMark Alt

|| 7 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –1 || 0

Kamenev, VladislavVladislav Kamenev 3 0 0 0 –2 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog 6 4 3 7 –4 6
MacKinnon, NathanNathan MacKinnon 6 3 3 6 –2 4
Barrie, TysonTyson Barrie 6 0 4 4 –3 2
Rantanen, MikkoMikko Rantanen 6 0 4 4 –1 0
Zadorov, NikitaNikita Zadorov 6 1 2 3 +1 32
Nieto, MattMatt Nieto 6 0 3 3 –1 2
Compher, J. T.J. T. Compher 6 0 3 3 –2 2
Comeau, BlakeBlake Comeau 6 2 0 2 –3 2
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 6 2 0 2 +1 0
Kerfoot, AlexanderAlexander Kerfoot 6 2 0 2 –1 2
Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg 6 0 2 2 –3 2
Andrighetto, SvenSven Andrighetto 6 1 0 1 +1 6
Wilson, ColinColin Wilson 6 0 1 1 –2 0
Barberio, MarkMark Barberio 6 0 1 1 –1 6
Nemeth, PatrikPatrik Nemeth 6 0 1 1 –2 4
Jost, TysonTyson Jost 6 0 1 1 –2 0
Siemens, DuncanDuncan Siemens 5 0 0 0 –4 0
Warsofsky, DavidDavid Warsofsky 4 0 0 0 +1 2
Girard, SamuelSamuel Girard 3 0 0 0 –3 0

Goaltenders
Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Hammond, AndrewAndrew Hammond 2 1 58:47 0 1 0 2 2.04 33 .939 0 0 0 0
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 51 47 2860:40 24 16 6 128 2.68 1595 .920 2 0 0 0
Bernier, JonathanJonathan Bernier 37 34 2000:58 19 13 3 95 2.85 1092 .913 2 0 1 0
Goaltenders
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Hammond, AndrewAndrew Hammond 3 2 137:29 1 1 6 2.98 90 .933 0 0 0 0
Bernier, JonathanJonathan Bernier 4 4 217:04 1 3 14 3.51 120 .883 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

Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Gabriel Landeskog Cross–check against Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk during NHL Game No. 356 in Colorado on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 15:18 of the first period. 4 games $119,815.68 November 27, 2017[5]
Erik Johnson Boarding against Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov during NHL Game No. 505 in Colorado on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 16:57 of the second period. 2 games $64,516.12 December 17, 2017[6]

TransactionsEdit

The Avalanche have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) To Nashville Predators
4th-round pick in 2019
To Colorado Avalanche
Colin Wilson
[7]
November 5, 2017 (2017-11-05) To Ottawa Senators
Matt Duchene
To Colorado Avalanche
Kyle Turris
Shane Bowers
Andrew Hammond
conditional 1st-round pick in 2018 or 2019
3rd-round pick in 2019
[8]
November 5, 2017 (2017-11-05) To Nashville Predators
Kyle Turris
To Colorado Avalanche
Samuel Girard
Vladislav Kamenev
2nd-round pick in 2018
[9]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To New York Rangers
Chris Bigras
To Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Graves
[10]

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Andrew Agozzino St. Louis Blues 2-year, $1.3 million [11]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Jonathan Bernier Anaheim Ducks 1-year, $2.75 million [12]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) David Warsofsky Pittsburgh Penguins 2-year, $1.35 million [11]
July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04) Nail Yakupov St. Louis Blues 1-year, $875,000 [13]
July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26) Jesse Graham New York Islanders 1-year, $650,000 [14]
August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16) Dominic Toninato Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [15]
August 23, 2017 (2017-08-23) Alexander Kerfoot Harvard Crimson 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [16]
October 2, 2017 (2017-10-02) Ty Lewis Brandon Wheat Kings 3-year, $2.2 million entry-level contract [17]
April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05) Josh Dickinson Clarkson Golden Knights 3-year, $3.4125 million entry-level contract [18]
May 2, 2018 (2018-05-02) Pavel Francouz Traktor Chelyabinsk 1-year, $690,000 [19]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Turner Elson Detroit Red Wings 1-year, $650,000 [20]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Mike Sislo Arizona Coyotes 1-year, $650,000 [21]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Jeremy Smith Carolina Hurricanes 1-year, $750,000 [22]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Patrick Wiercioch Vancouver Canucks 1-year, $650,000 [23]
July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07) Mikhail Grigorenko CSKA Moscow 3-year [24]
August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01) Brendan Ranford San Antonio Rampage Unknown [25]
August 4, 2017 (2017-08-04) Mat Clark HC Bolzano 1-year [26]
August 21, 2017 (2017-08-21) Francois Beauchemin Anaheim Ducks 1-year, $1 million [27]
August 29, 2017 (2017-08-29) Rene Bourque Djurgårdens IF 1-year [28]
October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) Eric Gelinas Laval Rocket 1-year [29]
October 7, 2017 (2017-10-07) Cody Goloubef Stockton Heat Unknown [30]
March 17, 2018 (2018-03-17) Andrei Mironov Dynamo Moscow 3-year [31]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref
Patrik Nemeth Dallas Stars October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) [32]
Mark Alt Philadelphia Flyers February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) [33]

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via Ref
March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02) Andrei Mironov Contract termination [34]

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28) Sven Andrighetto 2-year, $2.8 million [35]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Joe Cannata 1-year, $650,000 [11]
July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18) Gabriel Bourque 1-year, $750,000 [36]
July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18) Felix Girard 1-year, $650,000 [36]
July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18) Duncan Siemens 1-year, $750,000 [36]
July 25, 2017 (2017-07-25) Matt Nieto 1-year, $1 million [37]
July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26) Rocco Grimaldi 1-year, $650,000 [14]
September 15, 2017 (2017-09-15) Nikita Zadorov 2-year, $4.3 million [38]
March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02) Connor Timmins 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [39]
March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29) Josh Anderson 3-year, $2.45 million entry-level contract [40]
March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29) Travis Barron 3-year, $2.225 entry-level contract [40]
May 8, 2018 (2018-05-08) Igor Shvyrev 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [41]
May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10) Mark Alt 2-year, $1.45 million contract extension [42]
May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15) Mark Barberio 2-year, $2.9 million contract extension [43]
May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25) Gabriel Bourque 1-year, $950,000 contract extension [44]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Colorado Avalanche draft picks

Below are the Colorado Avalanche's selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 4 Cale Makar D Flag of Canada Canada Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2 32 Conor Timmins D Flag of Canada Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 94 Nick Henry RW Flag of Canada Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
4 1141 Petr Kvaca G Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC České Budějovice (Czech 1.liga)
5 125 Igor Shvyrev C Flag of Russia Russia Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk (MHL)
6 156 Denis Smirnov LW Flag of Russia Russia Pennsylvania State University (B1G)
7 187 Nicky Leivermann D Flag of the United States United States Eden Prairie High (USHS)
Draft notes[45]
  1. The New York Rangers' fourth-round pick went to the Colorado Avalanche as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent Nick Holden to New York in exchange for this pick.[46]

ReferencesEdit

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  6. Avalanche defenseman Johnson suspended two games. NHL (December 17, 2016).
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  8. Ottawa Senators acquire centre Matt Duchene from the Colorado Avalanche (November 5, 2017). Retrieved on November 5, 2017.
  9. Predators Acquire Forward Kyle Turris, Signs Six-Year Deal (November 5, 2017). Retrieved on November 5, 2017.
  10. Avalanche Acquires Ryan Graves From Rangers (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
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  12. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier inks deal with Avalanche. Sportsnet (July 1, 2017).
  13. Avalanche Signs Nail Yakupov. NHL (July 4, 2017).
  14. 14.0 14.1 Avalanche Signs Grimaldi, Graham. NHL (July 26, 2017).
  15. Avalanche Signs Toninato. NHL (August 16, 2017).
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  20. Red Wings sign forward Turner Elson to one-year contract. Sportsnet (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  21. Coyotes Sign Campbell, Hanley, Rinaldo and Sislo. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  22. Hurricanes sign goaltender Jeremy Smith to one-year deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
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  24. Canucks sign analytics-darling Patrick Wiercioch to one-year deal. vancourier.com. Retrieved on August 8, 2017.
  25. Rampage Sign Forwards Brendan Ranford and Brady Shaw to AHL Contracts. sarampage.com. Retrieved on August 8, 2017.
  26. Mat Clark: Heading overseas. cbssports.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  27. Ducks Sign Beauchemin to One-Year Contract. NHL (August 21, 2017).
  28. Morning Flurries: The Colorado Avalanche Rookie Camp Roster, #88 to the rafters and Rene Bourque is heading to Sweden. Mile High Hockey (September 2, 2017).
  29. The Rocket agrees to terms on a one-year contract with Éric Gélinas. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 2, 2017.
  30. Heat Announce Roster Moves, Opening Night Roster. stocktonheat.com. Retrieved on October 7, 2017.
  31. АНДРЕЙ МИРОНОВ ВЕРНУЛСЯ В "ДИНАМО" (Russian). dynamo.ru. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  32. Avalanche Claims Nemeth From Stars (October 3, 2017). Retrieved on October 3, 2017.
  33. Avalanche Claims Alt From Flyers (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  34. Avs place D Mironov on unconditional waivers (March 2, 2018). Retrieved on March 5, 2018.
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  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Avalanche Signs Bourque, Girard, Siemens. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 21, 2017.
  37. Avalanche Signs Matt Nieto. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
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  41. Avalanche Signs Igor Shvyrev (May 8, 2018). Retrieved on May 8, 2018.
  42. Avalanche Signs Mark Alt (May 10, 2018). Retrieved on May 11, 2018.
  43. Avalanche Re-Signs Mark Barberio (May 15, 2018). Retrieved on May 16, 2018.
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  46. Rangers get D Holden from Avs for pick (June 25, 2016). Retrieved on June 25, 2016.
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