2016-17 Central Division Preview: Colorado Avalanche

There will be a new voice behind the bench in Denver this season after Patrick Roy decided to walk away.

Central Division Previews:
Dallas Stars
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Winnipeg Jets

The Avs re-signed Tyson Barrie and then added two Bourques at the end of the summer to help them up front. Matt Duchene is coming off his first 30-goal season, but they’re looking for a playoff berth after only qualifying for the postseason three times in the previous ten years.

Will new coach Jared Bednar’s voice get them over the hump?


Here’s the official roster for Colorado as we begin the 2016-17 season:

Gabriel Bourque
Rene Bourque
Joe Colborne
Blake Comeau
Matt Duchene
Mikhail Grigorenko
Jarome Iginla (A)
Gabriel Landeskog (C)
Nathan MacKinnon
Andreas Martinsen
Cody McLeod (A)
John Mitchell
Mikko Rantanen
Ben Smith
Carl Soderberg

Tyson Barrie
Francois Beauchemin
Eric Gelinas
Erik Johnson
Fedor Tyutin
Patrick Weircioch
Nikita Zadarov

Semyon Varlamov
Calvin Pickard

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