Top Ten Colorado Avalanche Players of All-Time

In 1995 the NHL franchise The Quebec Nordiques relocated and renamed their team to The Colorado Avalanche. Since the Avalanches NHL debut, what player of theirs in your opinion is the best?

The Top Ten

Joe Sakic

Sakic was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. He was not only one of the best scorers in Avalanche history, but also NHL history. He had 6 different 100+ point years. He also brought the Avs their only two cups. – TheHabsFan

Patrick Roy

Roy is arguably the best goaltender in NHL history. He also helped bring the Avs to Stanley Cup victory twice. Not to mention also winning 2 Cups with the Canadiens. Roy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006. – TheHabsFan

Peter Forsberg

Forsberg was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014. And again he also helped the Avs win two Stanley Cups. He’s fourth all-time in career assists-per-game in the NHL, only behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr. – TheHabsFan

Ray Bourque

Bourque was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004. He currently holds records for most career goals, assists, and points by a defenceman in the National Hockey League as of 2018. – TheHabsFan

Nathan MacKinnon

MacKinnon was the 1st overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. 4 of 5 of the years he has played in the NHL have been 50+ point seasons. – TheHabsFan

Adam Foote

From Foote’s NHL debut through to his retirement, he played 1154 NHL games where he gathered a total of 1534 PIM. Which puts him 126th in Most PIM all time in the NHL. – TheHabsFan

Alex Tanguay

Tanguay won a Stanley Cup with the Avs in 2001, scoring the championship-winning goal in Game 7 against the New Jersey Devils. – TheHabsFan

Rob Blake

Blake was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2001 he was traded from the Kings to the Avs, in the end winning the Stanley Cup that same year. – TheHabsFan

Matt Duchene

Selected 3rd overall in the 2009 NHL Draft. Duchene was traded to the Senators 2017. – TheHabsFan

Gabriel Landeskog

Current captain of the Colorado Avalanche. He was selected 2nd overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. – TheHabsFan

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