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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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332 56
Joe Sakic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

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2
344 67
Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

3
271 47
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Patrick Roy Goaltender

4
165 48
Adam Foote is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

5
165 63
Ray Bourque is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ray Bourque Defenseman

6
148 71
Milan Hejduk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Milan Hejduk Right wing

7
126 51
Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Rob Blake Defenseman

8
125 47
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Alex Tanguay Left Wing

9
98 16
Nathan MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Nathan MacKinnon

10
71 23
Paul Stastny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Paul Stastny Centerman

11
92 36
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
96 46
Claude Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Claude Lemieux Right wing

13
80 52
Valeri Kamensky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

14
90 35
Sandis Ozoliņš is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sandis Ozoliņš Defenseman

15
82 43
Adam Deadmarsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Adam Deadmarsh Right wing

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16
91 69
Chris Drury is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Chris Drury Centerman

17
56 32
Stéphane Yelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Stéphane Yelle Centerman

18
90 63
Gabriel Landeskog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Gabriel Landeskog Left Wing

19
35 3
Paul Kariya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Paul Kariya Left Wing, Centerman

20
47 16
Sandis Ozolinsh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sandis Ozolinsh

21
34 4
Ryan O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ryan O'Reilly Centerman

22
69 44
Mike Ricci is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Mike Ricci Centerman

23
33 5
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Jarome Iginla Right wing

24
72 61
Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dale Hunter Centerman

25
31 27
John-Michael Liles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
John-Michael Liles Defenseman

26
27 3
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

27
25 3
Tyson Barrie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Tyson Barrie Defenseman

28
31 18
David Aebischer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added David Aebischer Goaltender

29
25 2
Ian Laperriere is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ian Laperriere Right wing

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30
19 2
Andrew Brunette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Andrew Brunette Right wing

31
49 38
Uwe Krupp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Uwe Krupp Defenseman

32
37 18
Dan Hinote is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Dan Hinote Right wing

33
17 17
Greg de Vries is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Jamie Grace added Greg de Vries Defenseman

34
31 14
Mike Keane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
daniel_1447242660017 added Mike Keane Right wing

35
21 36
Marek Svatoš is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave_7672 added Marek Svatoš Winger

36
20 5
Peter Budaj is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Peter Budaj Goaltender

37
24 4
Steven Reinprecht is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Steven Reinprecht Centerman

38
22 2
François Beauchemin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time

39
22 5
Erik Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Erik Johnson Defenseman

40
19 7
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Ručinský

41
22 29
Semyon Varlamov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Semyon Varlamov Goaltender

42
23 33
Kārlis Skrastiņš is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
CarterQuinn added Kārlis Skrastiņš Defenseman

43
23 13
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Jari Kurri

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23 3
Kevin Shattenkirk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Kevin Shattenkirk Defenseman

45
41 39
Dave Andreychuk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Dave Andreychuk Left Wing

46
21 4
Cody McLeod is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Cody McLeod Left Wing

47
31 41
Alexei Gusarov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Alexei Gusarov Defenseman

48
32 40
Jon Klemm is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Jon Klemm Defenseman

49
24 36
Sylvain Lefebvre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
Sylvain Lefebvre Defenseman

50
10 6
P. A. Parenteau is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Colorado Avalanche Players of All Time
P. A. Parenteau Right wing