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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 14

Colorado returns home from Sweden with a three-game week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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RANTANEN REACHES 100: Mikko Rantanen skated in his 100th NHL game on Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators. Rantanen has notched 13 points (5g, 8a) in 16 outings this season and has totaled 51 points (25g, 26a) in 100 career contests.

ROOKIE RISING: Avalanche forward Alexander Kerfoot leads the team with seven goals this season, which is tied for second among league rookies. His 13 points is tied for fifth among all first-year players, and the Vancouver, British Columbia, native is also among the top rookies in power-play goals (T-2nd) and shot percentage, where he ranks first (35.0%) among rookies who have taken more than 10 shots.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Nov. 7

Colorado plays Ottawa in two games in the SAP NHL Global Series on Friday and Saturday

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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HOME SWEET HOME: Colorado is 5-1-0 at home this season, the club's best home start since 2013-14 (also 5-1-0). The Avs have scored 28 goals in six home outings (4.7), the second-highest goals-per-game average in the NHL behind only the New York Islanders (5.0). Colorado's 28 goals equals its second-highest total through six home contests in Avalanche history. The 2005-06 team also tallied 28 goals through its first six home games, while the 1996-97 squad totaled 30.

BARRIE GOOD: With two assists against the Islanders on Sunday, Tyson Barrie extended his assist streak to four games. He now has a point in 10 of his last 11 outings, collecting 12 points (1g, 11a) in that span. Barrie leads the Avs with 12 assists and is tied for the team lead with 14 points.

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Avalanche In SAP NHL Global Series Nov. 10-11

Colorado to play Ottawa in two games in Stockholm, Sweden

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

STOCKHOLM--The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators are set to face off in the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™, a pair of regular-season games in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Ericsson Globe.

The 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™ will mark the fifth time the NHL® has traveled to Europe to play regular-season games and the first such time since the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere™, which took place in Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden. These games reward the legion of loyal and passionate international fans by featuring some of the NHL's biggest stars and generating interest in the League worldwide. The games between Colorado and Ottawa on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 will be the 21st and 22nd NHL® regular-season games played in Europe. They also will be the ninth and tenth NHL regular-season games played in Sweden.

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Avalanche Acquires Four Players, Three Draft Picks In Three-Team Trade

Colorado acquires Samuel Girard and Vladislav Kamenev from Nashville, Shane Bowers, Andrew Hammond from Ottawa

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Samuel Girard, forward Vladislav Kamenev and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Nashville Predators, as well as forward Shane Bowers, goaltender Andrew Hammond, a first-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in 2019 from the Ottawa Senators. The Avalanche has sent forward Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators, and the Nashville Predators receive Kyle Turris from Ottawa.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 31

Colorado has three games before its Global Series games in Sweden

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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SPECIAL TEAMS AT HOME: The Avs scored two power-play goals against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, bringing their man-advantage success rate at Pepsi Center to 26.1 percent, which is the sixth-ranked home power play in the league. Colorado is also 15-for-16 (93.8 percent) on the penalty kill in Denver, the fourth-best home penalty kill in the NHL. The only power-play goal the Avs have allowed at home this season came against the Boston Bruins on Oct. 11.

MOVING UP IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Last Tuesday against the Dallas Stars, Matt Duchene notched his 249th career assist, surpassing Valeri Kamensky to take sole possession of 10th place on the franchise's all-time assist list.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 24

Colorado gets set for a three-game week

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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MOVING UP IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Matt Duchene notched his 248th career assist in Thursday's contest against the St. Louis Blues, tying Valeri Kamensky for 10th place on the franchise's all-time list.

BARRIE'S STREAK CONTINUES: With an assist against St. Louis, Tyson Barrie extended his point streak to five games, which matches a career high for the third time. (Last: Dec. 23, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017).

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 17

Colorado faces two Central Division rivals

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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BARRIE COMES UP CLUTCH: Tyson Barrie's third-period tally against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday was the 15th game-winning goal of his career and his second of the 2017-18 campaign (Oct. 5 at NYR), which is tied for first among NHL defensemen this season. Barrie's 15 career game winners are also the most by a defenseman in franchise history.

HOME OPENERS: With Wednesday's victory over Boston, the Avalanche/Nordiques franchise improved to 26-8-4 all-time in home openers (.737). Colorado is 14-5-3 in home openers since moving to Denver in 1995, which includes a 12-4-2 mark at Pepsi Center.

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Avalanche forward Alexander Kerfoot notched his first NHL goal in Wednesday's home opener against Boston. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov picked up his first tally in an Avalanche sweater with an empty-net marker in the third period against Anaheim on Friday.

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Avalanche Announces New "Game On" Partnership in Support of Youth Hockey

The Avs are growing the game as part of the NHL's Industry Growth Fund

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

As part of a coordinated effort to help grow youth hockey throughout the state of Colorado, the Colorado Avalanche announced today a partnership program with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) known as "Game On."

The program, working in conjunction with the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA), will help to positively impact the lives of thousands of children throughout the state through the great game of hockey.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 10

Colorado began its season with a 2-1-0 road trip

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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THE STREAK CONTINUES: With a 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday afternoon, Colorado extended its unbeaten streak at TD Garden to 12 games, including a current 10-game winning streak. The Avs' record in Boston in its past 12 visits includes 11 wins and one tie. The last time the Avalanche lost in the city was March 30, 1998.

A FIRST FOR JOST: Tyson Jost picked up his first NHL assist against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon. Jost, whose helper came on Carl Soderberg's second-period tally, now has two points (1g, 1a) in nine NHL contests.

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Colorado Eagles To Become AHL Affiliate Of The Avalanche

Avs sign affiliation agreement with northern neighbors in Loveland

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club, in conjunction with the American Hockey League and the Colorado Eagles, announced today that the Eagles will serve as the Avalanche's AHL affiliate beginning with the 2018-19 season.

The AHL Board of Governors formally approved league expansion at their 2017 Annual Meeting in July, with the Eagles officially becoming the 31st AHL franchise today. The San Antonio Rampage will remain Colorado's AHL affiliate for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign, while the Eagles will spend one more year as the Avalanche's ECHL affiliate.

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