2019–20 Colorado Avalanche; Division: 2nd Central: Conference: 2nd Western: 2019–20 record: 42–20–8: Home record: 18–9–6: Road record: 24–11–2: Goals for: 237: Goals against: 191: Team information; General manager: Joe Sakic: Coach: Jared Bednar: Captain: Gabriel Landeskog: Alternate captains: Erik Johnson Nathan MacKinnon: Arena: Pepsi Center: Minor league affiliate(s)
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer takes a drink during a timeout during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Denver. Sign up for newsletters and alerts.
What is the history of the Colorado Avalanche team?
The Colorado Avalanche franchise got its start in the National Hockey League in 1979 as the Quebec Nordiques , coming in along with the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers and the Winnipeg Jets, who all left the World Hockey Association. The Nordiques moved to Colorado and became the Avs in 1995.