The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that Patrick Roy has reached an agreement in principle to be the team's new coach and vice president of hockey operations. "This is a very exciting day for our fans and a significant moment in our organization's history," Avalanche president Josh Kroenke said in a statement issued by the team. "Patrick's passion for the game of hockey both as a player and as a coach defines who he is as a person." ...more
Tim Army was named as Colorado's assistant coach/video on June 16, 2011. Army spent six seasons as the head coach of his alma mater, Providence College (Hockey East). Army was an assistant coach in the NHL for nine seasons, spending four years with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993- 94 to 1996-97) and five years with the Washington Capitals (1997-98 to 2001-02). ...more
Andre Tourigny joined the Colorado Avalanche as assistant coach on June 24, 2013. Tourigny spent the previous 11 seasons as head coach and general manager of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He compiled a 337-336-20 record in 693 games behind the Huskies’ bench, which set a QMJHL record for most games coached with the same franchise. ...more
Francois Allaire was hired as Goalie Coach for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the 2013-14 season. Allaire has spent 27 seasons coaching goaltenders in the NHL, including 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens (1984-85 to 1995-96), 12 with the Anaheim Ducks (1996-97 to 2008-09) and three with the Toronto Maple Leafs (2009-10 to 2011-12). ...more
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Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.