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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!

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

2
478 92
Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

3
393 67
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Patrick Roy Goaltender

4
268 61
Adam Foote is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

5
256 84
Ray Bourque is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ray Bourque Defenseman

6
221 68
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Alex Tanguay Left Wing

7
232 28
Nathan MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Nathan MacKinnon

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181 80
Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Rob Blake Defenseman

9
181 42
Sandis Ozoliņš is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sandis Ozoliņš Defenseman

10
177 67
Matt Duchene is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Matt Duchene Centerman

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Milan Hejduk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Milan Hejduk Right wing

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120 41
Paul Stastny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Paul Stastny Centerman

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118 11
Ryan O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ryan O'Reilly Centerman

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127 16
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Jarome Iginla Right wing

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Paul Kariya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Paul Kariya Left Wing, Centerman

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Valeri Kamensky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

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123 105
Claude Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Claude Lemieux Right wing

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94 24
David Aebischer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added David Aebischer Goaltender

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82 63
Stéphane Yelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Stéphane Yelle Centerman

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79 48
John-Michael Liles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
John-Michael Liles Defenseman

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117 137
Chris Drury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Chris Drury Centerman

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Andrew Brunette is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Andrew Brunette Right wing

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96 12
Tyson Barrie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Tyson Barrie Defenseman

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117 25
Dan Hinote is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Dan Hinote Right wing

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102 7
Kevin Shattenkirk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Kevin Shattenkirk Defenseman

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83 12
Peter Budaj is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Peter Budaj Goaltender

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104 8
François Beauchemin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

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Sandis Ozolinsh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sandis Ozolinsh

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Adam Deadmarsh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Adam Deadmarsh Right wing

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Gabriel Landeskog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Gabriel Landeskog Left Wing

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89 7
Ian Laperriere is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ian Laperriere Right wing

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73 11
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

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83 71
Mike Ricci is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Mike Ricci Centerman

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72 15
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Jari Kurri

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81 89
Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dale Hunter Centerman

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Mike Keane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
daniel_1447242660017 added Mike Keane Right wing

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58 9
Steven Reinprecht is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Steven Reinprecht Centerman

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31 49
Marek Svatoš is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Marek Svatoš Winger

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54 9
Erik Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Erik Johnson Defenseman

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43 12
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Ručinský

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64 43
Dave Andreychuk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave Andreychuk Left Wing

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59 65
Uwe Krupp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Uwe Krupp Defenseman

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

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32 54
Semyon Varlamov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Semyon Varlamov Goaltender

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30 7
P. A. Parenteau is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
P. A. Parenteau Right wing

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28 53
Kārlis Skrastiņš is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
CarterQuinn added Kārlis Skrastiņš Defenseman

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33 50
Alexei Gusarov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Alexei Gusarov Defenseman

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34 49
Jon Klemm is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Jon Klemm Defenseman

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26 46
Sylvain Lefebvre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sylvain Lefebvre Defenseman

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