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2019 Avalanche Development Camp Schedule

The camp includes three days of on-ice sessions that are free and open to the public

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche announced today that it will hold its annual development camp from June 25-29.

The Avs' camp will have plenty of on-ice elements to it, with the players skating for the first time on Wednesday at Family Sports Center. The camp participants will go through medical and physical testing on Monday prior to taking the ice.

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Avalanche Signs Pavel Francouz

Goaltender inks one-year deal with Colorado

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Pavel Francouz (pa-VEHL FRAN-soos) to a one-year contract for the 2019-20 campaign.

Francouz, 28, completed his first season of professional hockey in North America in 2018-19, posting a 27-17-3 record in 49 games for the American Hockey League's Colorado Eagles. He recorded a 2.68 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage, which was tied for fifth in the league, and three shutouts. The Plzen, Czech Republic, native also played in two contests for the Avalanche, registering a 1.97 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage, both in relief appearances. Francouz was tabbed to represent the Eagles at the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic but did not participate due to injury.

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Avalanche Signs Adam Werner

Goaltender was Avs' fifth-round selection of 2016 NHL Draft

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Adam Werner to a two-year, entry-level contract through the 2020-21 season.

Werner, 22, spent the 2018-19 season with Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League and finished with a 15-6-3 record, 2.02 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 26 games.

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Avalanche Farm Report: April 30

The Eagles season ends in Game 4 against Bakersfield

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Spotlight On: Martin Kaut (Colorado Eagles)

The Brno, Czech Republic, native spent his first season in North with the Colorado Eagles of the AHL and wrapped up the year this week. Kaut helped the club to the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs and netted both of the team's goals in Game 4 on Saturday as the Eagles fell 5-2.

During the regular season, Kaut tallied 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) in 63 appearances with Colorado.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound forward represented his home country, Czech Republic, in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. He was an alternate captain for the team and posted three goals and a helper in five contests during the tournament.

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Avalanche Farm Report: April 23

Prospects continue their postseason runs

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Spotlight On: Andrew Agozzino, C, Colorado Eagles (AHL)

Agozzino netted his first career hat trick in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs this week, helping the Colorado Eagles even their playoff series against the Bakersfield Condors.

The forward is in his seventh season in the AHL, and he racked up a team-leading 60 points (26 goals, 34 assists) over 56 outings during the regular season. Agozzino tied for second in the AHL with four short-handed markers this season and also led the Eagles in plus-minus rating (plus-12) and power-play tallies (eight).

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Avalanche Farm Report: April 16

Eagles begin the Calder Cup Playoffs on Friday against Bakersfield

by Dan Vatch @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Spotlight On: Josh Dickinson, C, Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)

The 21-year-old has split his first full professional season between the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League and the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. During the 2018-19 campaign, Dickinson tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in 21 games with Colorado and notched 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists) in 31 regular-season appearances with Utah. In the Kelly Cup Playoffs with the Grizzlies, Dickinson has totaled two markers and two helpers in just two outings. His four points are tied for the league-lead in postseason action.

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Avalanche Signs Cale Makar to Entry-Level Contract

Hobey Baker Award winner to join Colorado immediately

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Cale Makar to a three-year, entry-level contract. He will join the Avalanche immediately for its Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Calgary Flames.

Makar, 20, just completed his sophomore season at the University of Massachusetts, helping the Minutemen reach the NCAA Frozen Four Championship Game. The Calgary, Alberta, native was named the winner of the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, becoming the first player in school history to win college hockey's top individual prize. 

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Eagles Clinch Playoff Spot

Colorado defeats San Jose Barracuda 3-2

by Colorado Eagles / ColoradoEagles.com

LOVELAND, Colo.--The Colorado Eagles collected goals from Martin Kaut, Dominic Toninato and Logan O'Connor to defeat the San Jose Barracuda 3-2 on Saturday. The victory combined with San Diego's 4-3 win over the Tucson Roadrunners clinched a spot for Colorado in the 2019 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs. The Eagles have now qualified for the postseason in all 16 seasons in the team's history, as Colorado now prepares to face the Bakersfield Condors in Round 1. 

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Cale Makar Wins Hobey Baker Award

Avalanche prospect named college hockey's top player as a sophomore

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche prospect Cale Makar was named the recipient of the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, given to college hockey's top player, at a ceremony on Thursday afternoon in Buffalo, New York, the site the NCAA Men's Division I Frozen Four.

Makar, a sophomore defenseman for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the first player in school history to win the award, and he is the first underclassman to pick up the accolade since Boston University freshman Jack Eichel in 2015.

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Avalanche Farm Report: April 9

Colorado Eagles continue their playoff push

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Spotlight On: Mason Geertsen, D, Colorado Eagles (AHL)

Defenseman Mason Geertsen notched his 13th assist of the season for the Colorado Eagles in a 3-2 loss against the Chicago Wolves this past week, extending his American Hockey League career high for helpers in a season. He has also registered three goals this year, and his 16 points mark the most he's ever registered in a single season in the AHL.

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