Hockey 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!

1
505 72
Joe Sakic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

2
488 93
Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

3
405 67
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Patrick Roy Goaltender

4
278 63
Adam Foote is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

5
264 85
Ray Bourque is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ray Bourque Defenseman

6
225 71
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Alex Tanguay Left Wing

7
239 30
Nathan MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Nathan MacKinnon

8
189 81
Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Rob Blake Defenseman

9
184 46
Sandis Ozoliņš is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sandis Ozoliņš Defenseman

10
208 156
Milan Hejduk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Milan Hejduk Right wing

11
178 73
Matt Duchene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Matt Duchene Centerman

12
122 46
Paul Stastny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Paul Stastny Centerman

13
130 21
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Jarome Iginla Right wing

14
108 112
Valeri Kamensky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

15
120 16
Ryan O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ryan O'Reilly Centerman

16
132 19
Paul Kariya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Paul Kariya Left Wing, Centerman

17
125 108
Claude Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Claude Lemieux Right wing

18
94 30
David Aebischer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added David Aebischer Goaltender

19
119 139
Chris Drury is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Chris Drury Centerman

20
99 14
Tyson Barrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Tyson Barrie Defenseman

21
83 67
Stéphane Yelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Stéphane Yelle Centerman

22
117 28
Dan Hinote is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Dan Hinote Right wing

23
79 52
John-Michael Liles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
John-Michael Liles Defenseman

24
89 13
Andrew Brunette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Andrew Brunette Right wing

25
83 29
Sandis Ozolinsh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sandis Ozolinsh

26
113 107
Adam Deadmarsh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Adam Deadmarsh Right wing

27
127 125
Gabriel Landeskog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Gabriel Landeskog Left Wing

28
84 17
Peter Budaj is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Peter Budaj Goaltender

29
102 11
Kevin Shattenkirk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Kevin Shattenkirk Defenseman

30
104 12
François Beauchemin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

31
89 9
Ian Laperriere is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ian Laperriere Right wing

32
73 12
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

33
85 72
Mike Ricci is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Mike Ricci Centerman

34
74 15
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Jari Kurri

35
67 22
Mike Keane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
daniel_1447242660017 added Mike Keane Right wing

36
81 90
Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dale Hunter Centerman

37
32 50
Marek Svatoš is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Marek Svatoš Winger

38
58 10
Steven Reinprecht is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Steven Reinprecht Centerman

39
54 10
Erik Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Erik Johnson Defenseman

40
44 13
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Ručinský

41
65 43
Dave Andreychuk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave Andreychuk Left Wing

42
59 66
Uwe Krupp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Uwe Krupp Defenseman

43
34 56
Semyon Varlamov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Semyon Varlamov Goaltender

44
23 43
Greg de Vries is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Jamie Grace added Greg de Vries Defenseman

45
30 8
P. A. Parenteau is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
P. A. Parenteau Right wing

46
28 54
Kārlis Skrastiņš is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
CarterQuinn added Kārlis Skrastiņš Defenseman

47
33 51
Alexei Gusarov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Alexei Gusarov Defenseman

48
34 50
Jon Klemm is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Jon Klemm Defenseman

49
26 47
Sylvain Lefebvre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sylvain Lefebvre Defenseman

50
28 29
Éric Messier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Éric Messier Defenseman