On Oct. 6, 1995, the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in its inaugural game and a rivalry was born. Over the course of seven years from 1996 to 2002, these two teams met five times for 30 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This heated rivalry featured some of the League’s all-time greats, including Colorado’s Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy and Peter Forsberg and Detroit’s Niklas Lidstrom, Tomas Holmstrom and Kris Draper.
Twenty years later, this rivalry being renewed and taken outside on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Coors Field.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings
2016 Alumni Game
February 26 at 5:00 p.m.
*Rosters Subject to Change
*More players will be announced in the upcoming weeks