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2018–19 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Division 5th Central
Conference 8th Western
2018–19 record 38–30–14
Home record 21–14–6
Road record 17–16–8
Goals for 260
Goals against 246
General Manager Joe Sakic
Coach Jared Bednar
Captain Gabriel Landeskog
Alternate captains Erik Johnson
Nathan MacKinnon
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 17,132 (95.1%)
Team leaders
Goals Nathan MacKinnon (41)
Assists Nathan MacKinnon (58)
Points Nathan MacKinnon (99)
Penalties in minutes Ian Cole (115)
Wins Semyon Varlamov (20)
Goals against average Pavel Francouz (1.96)

The 2018–19 Colorado Avalanche season was the 40th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 23rd season since the franchise relocated from Quebec prior to the start of the 1995–96 NHL season.[1] On April 4, 2019, the Avalanche clinched a playoff spot after a 3–2 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets.[2] In the playoffs, the Avalanche defeated the Calgary Flames 4–1 in the First Round to secure their first playoff series win since 2008.[3] Their season, however, would come to an end after losing to the San Jose Sharks in seven games in the second round.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was published on June 13, 2018.[4]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[5]

2018–19 game log

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

PlayoffsEdit

The Avalanche faced the Calgary Flames in the First Round of the playoffs,[6] and defeated them in five games.[7]

The Avalanche faced the San Jose Sharks in the Second Round of the playoffs,[8] and were defeated in seven games.[9]

2019 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats[10]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
MacKinnon, NathanNathan MacKinnon 82 41 58 99 +20 34
Rantanen, MikkoMikko Rantanen 74 31 56 87 +13 54
Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog 73 34 41 75 +17 51
Barrie, TysonTyson Barrie 78 14 45 59 –3 36
Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg 82 23 26 49 –5 26
Kerfoot, AlexanderAlexander Kerfoot 78 15 27 42 –9 38
Compher, J. T.J. T. Compher 66 16 16 32 –8 31
Wilson, ColinColin Wilson 65 12 15 27 –6 8
Girard, SamuelSamuel Girard 82 4 23 27 +8 6
Calvert, MattMatt Calvert 82 11 15 26 –10 58
Jost, TysonTyson Jost 70 11 15 26 –2 14
Johnson, ErikErik Johnson 80 7 18 25 +8 38
Nieto, MattMatt Nieto 64 4 19 23 +2 8
Andrighetto, SvenSven Andrighetto 64 7 10 17 +10 14
Cole, IanIan Cole 71 2 13 15 –1 115
Zadorov, NikitaNikita Zadorov 70 7 7 14 +19 75
Nemeth, PatrikPatrik Nemeth 74 1 9 10 +5 53
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 55 2 6 8 +3 10
Dries, SheldonSheldon Dries 40 3 3 6 –7 26
Graves, RyanRyan Graves 26 3 2 5 +4 2
Kamenev, VladislavVladislav Kamenev 23 2 3 5 –2 10
Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard

|| 20 || 4 || 0 || 4 || –7 || 8

Greer, A.J.A.J. Greer 15 1 1 2 –2 14
Agozzino, AndrewAndrew Agozzino 11 1 1 2 +2 0
Barberio, MarkMark Barberio 12 1 0 1 –6 4
Toninato, DominicDominic Toninato 2 1 0 1 0 0
Dano, MarkoMarko Dano

|| 8 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –1 || 7

O'Connor, LoganLogan O'Connor 5 0 0 0 –2 0
Alt, MarkMark Alt 2 0 0 0 0 0
Lindholm, AntonAnton Lindholm 2 0 0 0 –1 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Rantanen, MikkoMikko Rantanen 12 6 8 14 –1 4
MacKinnon, NathanNathan MacKinnon 12 6 7 13 –4 2
Wilson, ColinColin Wilson 12 4 4 8 0 2
Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog 12 3 5 8 –2 10
Barrie, TysonTyson Barrie 12 1 7 8 +1 4
Nieto, MattMatt Nieto 12 4 3 7 +6 2
Compher, J. T.J. T. Compher 12 4 2 6 +1 0
Makar, CaleCale Makar 10 1 5 6 +3 0
Cole, IanIan Cole 12 0 5 5 +6 16
Jost, TysonTyson Jost 12 3 1 4 +3 0
Calvert, MattMatt Calvert 8 0 4 4 +3 18
Johnson, ErikErik Johnson 12 2 1 3 –1 4
Kerfoot, AlexanderAlexander Kerfoot 12 0 3 3 –1 6
Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg 12 0 2 2 +4 8
Girard, SamuelSamuel Girard 9 0 2 2 +3 0
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 12 1 0 1 0 2
Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard 9 0 1 1 –2 8
Zadorov, NikitaNikita Zadorov 12 0 0 0 –5 24
Nemeth, PatrikPatrik Nemeth 7 0 0 0 +4 4
Andrighetto, SvenSven Andrighetto 5 0 0 0 –2 2

Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Francouz, PavelPavel Francouz 2 0 61:11 0 2 0 2 1.96 35 .943 0 0 0 0
Grubauer, PhilippPhilipp Grubauer 37 33 2020:44 18 9 5 89 2.64 1071 .917 3 0 0 0
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 49 49 2839:12 20 19 9 136 2.87 1496 .909 2 0 0 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Grubauer, PhilippPhilipp Grubauer 12 12 731:47 7 5 28 2.30 373 .925 1 0 1 0

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

TransactionsEdit

The Avalanche have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 22, 2018 (2018-06-22) To Washington Capitals
2nd-round pick in 2018
To Colorado Avalanche
Philipp Grubauer
Brooks Orpik
[11]
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Pittsburgh Penguins
NSH's 2nd-round pick in 2018
To Colorado Avalanche
OTT's 3rd-round pick in 2018
5th-round pick in 2018
[12]
February 6, 2019 (2019-02-06) To Ottawa Senators
J. C. Beaudin
To Colorado Avalanche
Max McCormick
[13]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Florida Panthers
3rd-round pick in 2020
To Colorado Avalanche
Derick Brassard
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2020
[14]

Free agentsEdit

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Jonathan Bernier to Detroit Red Wings 3-year [15]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Matt Calvert from Columbus Blue Jackets 3-year [16]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Ian Cole from Columbus Blue Jackets 3-year [16]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Blake Comeau to Dallas Stars 3-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Rocco Grimaldi to Nashville Predators 1-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Andrew Hammond to Minnesota Wild 1-year [19]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Sheldon Dries from Texas Stars (AHL) 1-year [20]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Scott Kosmachuk from Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) 1-year [20]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Nail Yakupov to SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) 1-year [21]
July 4, 2018 (2018-07-04) Felix Girard to Manitoba Moose (AHL) 1-year [22]
July 23, 2018 (2018-07-23) Logan O'Connor from Denver Pioneers (NCHC) 2-year [23]
July 24, 2018 (2018-07-24) Brooks Orpik to Washington Capitals 1-year [24]
August 30, 2018 (2018-08-30) Jesse Graham to Utica Comets (AHL) 1-year [25]

WaiversEdit

Date Player Team Ref
October 15, 2018 (2018-10-15) Marko Dano from Winnipeg Jets [26]
November 23, 2018 (2018-11-23) Marko Dano to Winnipeg Jets [27]

Contract terminationsEdit

Date Player Via Ref
June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24) Brooks Orpik Buyout [28]

RetirementEdit

Date Player Ref

SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract term Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) Philipp Grubauer 3-year [29]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Joe Cannata 1-year [20]
July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05) Martin Kaut 3-year [30]
July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06) Matt Nieto 2-year [31]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Mason Geertsen 1-year [32]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Ryan Graves 1-year [32]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) Spencer Martin 1-year [32]
August 2, 2018 (2018-08-02) Patrik Nemeth 1-year [33]
March 1, 2019 (2019-03-01) Nick Henry 3-year [34]
March 29, 2019 (2019-03-29) Shane Bowers 3-year [35]
April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14) Cale Makar 3-year [36]
May 13, 2019 (2019-05-13) Adam Werner 2-year [37]
May 24, 2019 (2019-05-24) Pavel Francouz 1-year [38]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Colorado Avalanche draft picks

Below are the Colorado Avalanche's selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 16 Martin Kaut RW Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Dynamo Pardubice (ELH)
3 641 Justus Annunen G Flag of Finland.png Finland Karpat U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)
3 78 Sampo Ranta LW Flag of Finland.png Finland Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
4 109 Tyler Weiss LW Flag of the United States.png United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)
5 140 Brandon Saigeon C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
5 1462 Danila Zhuravlyov D Flag of Russia.png Russia Irbis Kazan (MHL)
6 171 Nikolai Kovalenko RW Flag of Russia.png Russia Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)
7 202 Shamil Shmakov G Flag of Russia.png Russia Sibirskie Snaypery (MHL)

Notes:

  1. The Ottawa Senators' third-round pick went to the Colorado Avalanche as the result of a trade on June 23, 2018, that sent Nashville's second-round pick in 2018 (58th overall) to Pittsburgh in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2018 (146th overall) and this pick.[12]
  2. The Pittsburgh Penguins' fifth-round pick went to the Colorado Avalanche as the result of a trade on June 23, 2018, that sent Nashville's second-round pick in 2018 (58th overall) to Pittsburgh in exchange for Ottawa's third-round pick in 2018 (64th overall) and this pick.[12]

ReferencesEdit

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  25. COMETS SIGN BRENDAN WOODS AND JESSE GRAHAM. uticacomets.com. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
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  31. Avalanche Signs Matt Nieto. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Avalanche Signs Geertsen, Graves, Martin. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 21, 2018.
  33. Avalanche Signs Patrik Nemeth. NHL.com. Retrieved on August 5, 2018.
  34. Avalanche Signs Nick Henry (March 1, 2019). Retrieved on March 4, 2019.
  35. Avalanche Signs Shane Bowers (March 29, 2019). Retrieved on April 1, 2019.
  36. Avalanche Signs Cale Makar to Entry-Level Contract (April 14, 2019). Retrieved on April 14, 2019.
  37. Avalanche Signs Adam Werner (May 13, 2019). Retrieved on May 15, 2019.
  38. Avalanche Signs Pavel Francouz (May 24, 2019). Retrieved on May 27, 2019.
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