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Avalanche Farm Report: Feb. 5

Tyler Weiss is finding his rhythm with Nebraska Omaha

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Spotlight On: Tyler Weiss, LW, Nebraska Omaha (NCAA)

Selected in the fourth round (109th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Tyler Weiss is in his freshman campaign for the University of Nebraska Omaha. Weiss has been limited to 16 games due to an injury sustained before the regular season began but has registered four points (two goals, two assists) in 15 games since returning.

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Avs Linemates at All-Star Weekend a Special Achievement

It's rare for a full line to be invited to the NHL's winter showcase

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

SAN JOSE, Calif.--The Colorado Avalanche stands out among the 31 teams represented at the 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend with three players invited to take part in the festivities in Northern California.

Colorado is one of three clubs that had three players named to All-Star rosters, joining the Tampa Bay Lightning and host San Jose Sharks. Though what makes the Avs truly unique to this year's winter showcase is that all three players skate on the same line.

Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen all play on Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar's top unit, and their play together makes the honor of joining the NHL's other elite players in San Jose more than deserving.

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An Avalanche of All-Stars

Colorado's top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen head to 2019 All-Star Weekend in San Jose

by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Forwards Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen will represent the Colorado Avalanche at the 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend beginning Thursday in San Jose, California. The three Avs players at the league's mid-season classic are tied for the most by one team at the event with the host San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Military Surprise at Pepsi Center

King Soopers military spouse of the game was surprised with her husbands homecoming

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Sergeant Villegas surprises wife

LAK@COL: Sergeant Villegas returns to surprise family

Sergeant Taylor Villegas makes an emotional return home to surprise his family during the 2nd period of the Avalanche's game against the Kings

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Sarah Villegas was honored as a King Soopers military spouse of the Colorado Avalanche's game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, but little did she know she was in for a big surprise.

After the Pepsi Center crowd gave Sarah a round of applause for her five years of service as a military spouse, she and her son Sebastian were directed to look up the aisle of her section to see her husband, Sergeant Taylor Villegas, had returned to American soil.

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Barrie Becomes Franchise Leader In D-Man Scoring

The blueliner records three assists against the Rangers to set Avalanche record

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Tyson Barrie is now the Colorado Avalanche franchise leader in scoring by a defenseman.

The blueliner had three assists in a 6-1 win over the New York Rangers at Pepsi Center on Friday night to bring his career total to 278 points and pass John-Michael Liles (275) for the most points by a defenseman in Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques franchise history.

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Francouz, Agozzino Named to 2019 AHL All-Star Classic

The AHL All-Star Classic will take place January 27-28 in Springfield, Mass.

by Colorado Eagles @ColoradoEagles / ColoradoEagles.com

The Colorado Eagles, proud affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have announced that goaltender Pavel Francouz and forward Andrew Agozzino will represent the Colorado Eagles at the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield, to be held January 27-28 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Gabriel Landeskog Avalanche's 2019 All-Star Last Man In Candidate

Fan voting opens on Jan. 3 and closes at 9:59 p.m. MT on Jan. 10

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The rosters for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game are almost complete, with one spot remaining on each division's team.

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog can join teammates Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, who are already named to the Central Division roster, at the league's mid-season classic as part of the "Last Men In" ballot. Starting at 10 a.m. MT on Thursday, fans can submit their votes at nhl.com/vote.

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Rantanen Selected to NHL All-Star Game

Colorado's leading scorer to make first All-Star Game appearance, will join MacKinnon on Central Division roster

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen has been selected to participate in his first career NHL All-Star Game, the league announced today. Rantanen will join teammate Nathan MacKinnon on the Central Division roster for the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the SAP Center in San Jose, California (6 p.m. MT, NBC). The players will also compete in the SAP NHL All-Star Skills event the night before on Friday, Jan. 25 (7 p.m. MT, NBCSN).

This year marks the first time that two Avalanche players will participate in an NHL All-Star Game since 2010-11 (Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny). MacKinnon was voted by the fans as captain of the Central Division, the first Avalanche player to serve as an All-Star Game captain since Joe Sakic wore the 'C' for the Western Conference at the 2007 event in Dallas. MacKinnon is the first Colorado player to be selected to three straight All-Star Games since Rob Blake from 2001-02 to 2003-04.

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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 1

World Junior Championship continues

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

Four Colorado Avalanche prospects played in games this past week at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Shane Bowers is representing Canada, Martin Kaut is playing for the Czech Republic and both Nikolai Kovalenko and Danila Zhuravlyov are skating for Team Russia.

Bowers has registered two assist in four games, with him recording helpers in Canada's 14-0 win on Wednesday against Denmark and in a 3-2 victory against Switzerland on Thursday. He skated for 16:21 in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Czech Republic. Canada lost its final game of the preliminary round, falling 2-1 to Russia.

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Avalanche to Host Outdoor Game at Air Force in 2020

NHL announces Stadium Series coming to Colorado for second time

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, will host an outdoor game at the United States Air Force Academy on Feb. 15, 2020, it was announced today by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The Avalanche's opponent for the NHL Stadium Series contest at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs will be announced at a later time.

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