Stat Of The Week
John-Michael Liles appeared in his 500th career game on Monday night in Phoenix. He became the sixth defenseman in franchise history to reach 500 games, joining Adam Foote (961), Steven Finn (605), Alexei Gusarov (565), Curtis Leschyshyn (522) and Randy Moller (508).
This week on Avalanche All Access, defenseman Ryan O’Byrne joins hosts Kyle Keefe and Julie Browman at Sushi Sasa in downtown Denver to roll some sushi. O’Byrne also talks about his trade to Denver, and how he’s enjoying playing with the Avalanche. Plus, in honor of Black History Month, we take a look back at the career of Willie O’Ree, the “Jackie Robinson” of the NHL. Also, Mike Haynes chats with head coach Joe Sacco, and Peter McNab talks about the impact of physical play on the players in the NHL.