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Avalanche Weekly Update - Feb. 14

Colorado continues its season-long road trip

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Avalanche Notes

MILESTONES IN WIN OVER MONTREAL: Mikko Rantanen recorded the first hat trick of his career against the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 7. He's the third Avalanche rookie (fourth occurrence) to record a hat trick and the second youngest player to record three goals in a game in Avs team history behind Nathan MacKinnon.

The Avalanche was also powered by Calvin Pickard, who recorded his third career shutout and second of the season, stopping all 27 shots he faced against the Canadiens. Pickard also registered his second career assist on Colorado's second goal of the night. Jarome Iginla skated in his 1,524th career game, tying Brendan Shanahan for 14th place on the NHL's all-time list.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Feb. 7

Colorado prepares for four games in six nights

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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DUCHENE'S BIG GAME: Matt Duchene tied a career high with three assists in Colorado's 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. His three helpers are the most by an Avalanche player this season and the most since Tyson Barrie notched three on Nov. 3, 2015 vs. Calgary. Duchene's 20 faceoff wins in the game was the second most of his career. His 83.3-percent success rate sets a new career high and is the fourth highest in Avalanche history (min: 20 faceoffs taken) since the stat began tracking in 1999-2000.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Jan. 31

Colorado returns to action following All-Star break

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Avalanche News

NIETO CONTRIBUTING: Matt Nieto tied a career high with seven shots (Oct. 26, 2013 at Montreal) in Colorado's game against the Vancouver Canucks last Wednesday night. He now has two goals and an assist in eight games since being claimed off waivers by the Avalanche on Jan. 5.

IGINLA VS. CANUCKS: Jarome Iginla skated in his 100th career game against Vancouver, the most of any active player. His 33 goals and 84 points against the Canucks are the most of any active player against Vancouver in each category.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Jan. 24

Nathan MacKinnon heads to the NHL All-Star Game

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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All-Star Spotlight

MacKINNON HEADS TO HOLLYWOOD: Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon will represent Colorado at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles Jan. 28-29, the first all-star selection for the fourth-year pro. MacKinnon leads the Avs with 21 assists and 32 points this season. The weekend's festivities include the All-Star Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, which will be a three-game tournament with a $1 million winner-take-all prize.

THE FORMAT: The 2017 NHL All-Star Game will be a three-game tournament played in a 3-on-3 format. The tournament will feature four teams, one from each division, made up of 11 players each. Each game in the tournament will be 20 minutes in length, and games that are tied after 20 minutes will be decided by a shootout. The winners of each semifinal game will square off in a winner-take-all $1 million matchup.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena in Denver March 10-11

The history of the league will be on display for fans to see

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

National Hockey League announced Thursday that the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will stop in Colorado on March 10-11, 2017. An interactive traveling fan experience that will visit all NHL markets across North America in 2017, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is a main pillar of the NHL's Centennial festivities honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments. Each stop includes features and exhibits customized for the local club.

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Sakic, Krupp Among Those Named To IIHF Hall Of Fame

by ColoradoAvalanche.com @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The International Ice Hockey Federation's Historical Committee announced the 20th class to be inducted to the IIHF Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Former Avalanche players Joe Sakic, Uwe Krupp and Teemu Selanne, along with Saku Koivu, Angela Ruggiero and builder Dieter Kalt, will be granted the honor at the 2017 IIHF Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place in Cologne, Germany, on May 21, the final day of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Jan. 17

Colorado closes the week with a home-and-home vs. San Jose

by Danielle Bernstein @danibernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Avalanche News

IGGY PASSES YZERMAN: Jarome Iginla skated in his 1,515th career game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday, surpassing Steve Yzerman to take sole possession of 15th place on the NHL's all-time list.

FACEOFF SUCCESS: The Avalanche was 56 percent on faceoffs in Thursday's contest against the Anaheim Ducks, who entered the game as the top faceoff team in the league (55.5 percent). Matt Duchene, who entered Thursday's matchup ranked second in the NHL in faceoff win percentage, finished 14-for-16 and was a perfect 3-for-3 against NHL faceoff percentage leader Antoine Vermette. Colorado ranks second in the NHL in overall faceoff win percentage (53.4 percent) and first in the offensive zone, where it wins 56.9 percent of its draws.

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Avalanche Acquires Felix Girard From Predators

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Felix Girard from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Cody McLeod. Girard will be assigned to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.

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NHL Announces Rosters, Coaches For 2017 All-Star Game

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

The National Hockey League announced today the full roster of players as well as the head coaches for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, which will be held Jan. 28-29 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Forty players were selected by the NHL, joining the four division captains elected by fans via the 2017 NHL All-Star Fan Vote: Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators (Central), Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan) and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific).

Below are the complete rosters for each division, comprised of six forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders per team:

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Jan. 3

by Danielle Bernstein @danibernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

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Avalanche Notes

BARRIE GOOD: With a goal against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night, Tyson Barrie has recorded seven points (1g, 6a) in his last five outings, tying his career-long point streak of five games set Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, 2014. Barrie appeared in his 300th NHL game on New Year's Eve against the New York Rangers and currently leads all Avalanche defensemen in scoring with 20 points (3g,17a).

Barrie led the team with nine assists in December, the first Avalanche defenseman to record nine or more assists in the month of December since Rob Blake (9) in 2005-06.

IRONMAN: Jarome Iginla skated in his 200th consecutive contest on Saturday. His current 201-game streak is the second-longest current ironman streak on the team behind Carl Soderberg (206).

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