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The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time 

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List Rules Vote up the best hockey players based on their careers with the Colorado Avalanche.

When the Colorado Avalanche joined the NHL in 1995, they did it in a big way. After moving from Quebec, where they were the Nordiques, they made the play-offs an insane nine times in ten years, and turned two of those playoff seasons into Stanley Cup wins. Two Stanley Cups is impressive on its own, but a 90% playoff showing is unheard of. The Avalanche were in fact the first ever team to win the Stanley Cup after a relocation (before 95 they were the Quebec Nordiques).

To commemorate this impressive team, below are the greatest Colorado Avalanche players of all time. Vote up the best of the best and see where your favorites rank!
list ordered by
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Joe Sakic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
2
Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
3
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Goaltender
4
Adam Foote is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
5
Ray Bourque is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Defenseman
6
Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Defenseman
7
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Left Wing
8
Nathan MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
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9
Milan Hejduk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Right wing
10
Gabriel Landeskog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Left Wing
11
Sandis Ozoliņš is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Defenseman
12
Ryan O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Centerman
13
Paul Stastny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
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14
Tyson Barrie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Defenseman
15
Sandis Ozolinsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sandis Ozolinsh
16
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Right wing
17
Claude Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Right wing
18
Paul Kariya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman
19
Matt Duchene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
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20
Adam Deadmarsh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Right wing
21
Dan Hinote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
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22
Valeri Kamensky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
23
Erik Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Defenseman
24
Andrew Brunette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Right wing
25
John-Michael Liles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Defenseman