2010–11 Colorado Avalanche season

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2010–11 Colorado Avalanche
Division 4th Northwest
Conference 14th Western
2010–11 record 30-44-8
Home record 16-21-4
Road record 14-23-4
Goals for 227
Goals against 288
Team information
General Manager Greg Sherman
Coach Joe Sacco
Captain Adam Foote
Alternate captains Milan Hejduk
Paul Stastny
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 14,752 (81.9%)
Team leaders
Goals Matt Duchene
David Jones (27)
Assists Duchene
John-Michael Liles (40)
Points Duchene (67)
Penalties in minutes Cody McLeod (189)
Plus/minus Greg Mauldin (+5)
Wins Peter Budaj (15)
Goals against average Budaj (3.20)
<2009–10 2011–12>

The 2010–11 Colorado Avalanche season was the 32nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 16th season since the franchise relocated to Colorado to start the 1995–96 NHL season.

The Avalanche posted a regular season record of 30 wins, 44 losses, and 8 overtime/shootout losses for 68 points, failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second time in three seasons.

Off season[edit]

At the Entry Draft, the Avalanche chose Joey Hishon, a centre, with the 17th overall draft pick.

Regular season[edit]

The Avalanche lost number one goaltender Craig Anderson on October 26 to a knee injury. Anderson, who was to be the backup that night in a game against the Vancouver Canucks was participating in pre-game drills when he injured his knee. Peter Budaj stepped into the starting goaltender job and played well, but overall the Avalanche's goaltending has been an issue during the season. After joining the Avalanche during practice on January 22, Peter Forsberg decided to make a return to the NHL and signed a contract for the remainder of the 2010-11 season with the Avalanche on February 6.[2] Forsberg played in two games with the Avalanche before announcing his retirement on February 14.[3] Captain Adam Foote announced his retirement from the NHL on April 8, 2011 and played in his final game on April 10, 2011 against the Edmonton Oilers.[4]

The Avalanche struggled defensively during the regular season, finishing 30th overall in goals allowed, with 287 (excluding one shootout goal allowed). They also struggled on the penalty kill, allowing the most power-play goals in the League, with 75, and had the lowest penalty-kill percentage in the League, at 76.11%.[5][6]

Playoffs[edit]

The Colorado Avalanche failed to qualify for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division[7]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p-Vancouver Canucks 82 54 19 9 50 262 185 117
2 Calgary Flames 82 41 29 12 32 250 237 94
3 Minnesota Wild 82 39 35 8 36 206 233 86
4 Colorado Avalanche 82 30 44 8 24 227 288 68
5 Edmonton Oilers 82 25 45 12 23 193 269 62
Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 54 19 9 50 262 185 117
2 y – San Jose Sharks PA 82 48 25 9 43 248 213 105
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 47 25 10 43 261 241 104
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 30 5 43 239 235 99
5 Nashville Predators CE 82 44 27 11 38 219 194 99
6 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 43 26 13 38 231 226 99
7 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 46 30 6 36 219 198 98
8 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 44 29 9 38 258 225 97
8.5
9 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 29 11 37 227 233 95
10 Calgary Flames NW 82 41 29 12 32 250 237 94
11 St. Louis Blues CE 82 38 33 11 34 240 234 87
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 39 35 8 36 206 233 86
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 35 13 29 215 258 81
14 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 30 44 8 24 227 288 68
15 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 25 45 12 23 193 269 62

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won President's Trophy (best record in NHL)
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

2010–11 Game log

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts; G= Goals; A= Assists; PIM= Penalties in Minutes

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj 45 2439 15 21 4 130 3.20 1234 .895 1 0 1 6
Anderson, CraigCraig Anderson 33 1810 13 15 3 99 3.28 957 .897 0 0 1 4
Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott 12 690 2 8 1 44 3.83 404 .891 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Avalanche. Stats reflect time with the Avalanche only.
Traded mid-season

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Chris Stewart[8] NHL Third Star of the Month October 2010
John-Michael Liles[9] NHL Second Star of the Week November 22, 2010
Matt Duchene[10] NHL First Star of the Week December 20, 2010
Tomas Fleischmann[10] NHL Second Star of the Week December 20, 2010

Records[edit]

Regular Season
Player Record
John-Michael Liles[11] NHL record - Longest assist streak to start season by defenseman

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Mark Olver 1st Career NHL Game October 7, 2010
Mark Olver 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 12, 2010
Jonas Holos 1st Career NHL Game October 16, 2010
Jonas Holos 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 28, 2010
Peter Budaj 200th Career NHL Game October 28, 2010
David Liffiton 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 30, 2010
David Jones 100th Career NHL Game October 30, 2010
Kevin Shattenkirk 1st Career NHL Game November 4, 2010
David Van der Gulik 1st Career NHL Goal November 4, 2010
Colby Cohen 1st Career NHL Game November 6, 2010
Philippe Dupuis 1st Career NHL Goal November 6, 2010
Chris Stewart 100th Career NHL Point November 9, 2010
Kevin Shattenkirk 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 12, 2010
Greg Mauldin 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
November 12, 2010
Greg Mauldin 1st Career NHL Assist November 15, 2010
Kevin Shattenkirk 1st Career NHL Goal November 17, 2010
Matt Duchene 100th Career NHL Game November 19, 2010
Ryan O'Reilly 100th Career NHL Game November 19, 2010
Paul Stastny 300th Career NHL Game December 4, 2010
Paul Stastny 200th Career NHL Assist December 15, 2010
TJ Galiardi 100th Career NHL Game December 27, 2010
Craig Anderson 200th Career NHL Game December 30, 2010
Paul Stastny 300th Career NHL Point January 2, 2011
Tomas Fleischmann 300th Career NHL Game January 6, 2011
Paul Stastny 100th Career NHL Goal January 22, 2011
Ryan Wilson 100th Career NHL Game January 24, 2011
Matt Duchene 100th Career NHL Point January 26, 2011
John-Michael Liles 500th Career NHL Game February 7, 2011
Kevin Porter 100th Career NHL Game February 9, 2011
Cameron Gaunce 1st Career NHL Game February 12, 2011
Cameron Gaunce 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
February 16, 2011
John-Michael Liles 200th Career NHL Assist February 23, 2011
Matt Hunwick 200th Career NHL Game February 26, 2011
Mark Olver 1st Career NHL Goal March 17, 2011
Milan Hejduk 900th Career NHL Game March 22, 2011
Erik Johnson 100th Career NHL Point March 24, 2011
Peter Budaj 100th Career NHL Win April 1, 2011
Brandon Yip 100th Career NHL Game April 5, 2011
Milan Hejduk 400th Career NHL Assist April 10, 2011

Transactions[edit]

The Avalanche have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 9, 2011.[45]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
5 Canada Belle, ShawnShawn Belle D L 29 2011 Edmonton, Alberta
31 Slovakia Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj G L 32 2001 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
10 Canada Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey Injured Reserve D L 28 2006 Abbotsford, British Columbia
9 Canada Duchene, MattMatt Duchene C L 23 2009 Haliburton, Ontario
11 Canada Dupuis, PhilippePhilippe Dupuis C R 29 2008 Laval, Quebec
30 Canada Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott G L 29 2011 Newmarket, Ontario
14 Czech Republic Fleischmann, TomasTomas Fleischmann Injured Reserve LW L 30 2010 Kopřivnice, Czechoslovakia
52 Canada Foote, AdamAdam Foote (C) D R 43 2008 Whitby, Ontario
39 United States Galiardi, T.J.T.J. Galiardi Injured Reserve LW L 26 2007 Calgary, Alberta
23 Czech Republic Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk (A) RW R 38 1994 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
36 Norway Holos, JonasJonas Holos D R 27 2008 Sarpsborg, Norway
48 United States Hunwick, MattMatt Hunwick D L 29 2010 Warren, Michigan
6 United States Johnson, ErikErik Johnson D R 26 2011 Bloomington, Minnesota
54 Canada Jones, DavidDavid Jones RW R 30 2003 Guelph, Ontario
28 Czech Republic Koci, DavidDavid Koci LW L 33 2009 Prague, Czechoslovakia
4 United States Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles Injured Reserve D L 34 2000 Zionsville, Indiana
16 Canada McClement, JayJay McClement C L 31 2011 Kingston, Ontario
55 Canada McLeod, CodyCody McLeod LW L 30 2007 Binscarth, Manitoba
88 United States Mueller, PeterPeter Mueller Injured Reserve C R 26 2010 Bloomington, Minnesota
3 Canada O'Byrne, RyanRyan O'Byrne D R 30 2010 Victoria, British Columbia
37 Canada O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly C L 23 2009 Clinton, Ontario
40 Canada Olver, MarkMark Olver C L 26 2008 Burnaby, British Columbia
12 United States Porter, KevinKevin Porter C L 28 2010 Detroit, Michigan
27 Canada Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey Injured Reserve D L 29 2009 Kitchener, Ontario
26 United States Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny (AInjured Reserve C L 28 2005 Quebec City, Quebec
29 United States Stoa, RyanRyan Stoa C L 27 2005 Bloomington, Minnesota
44 Canada Wilson, RyanRyan Wilson D L 27 2009 Windsor, Ontario
34 Canada Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik LW L 29 2010 Toronto, Ontario
18 Canada Yip, BrandonBrandon Yip RW R 29 2004 Vancouver, British Columbia

Draft picks[edit]

Colorado had 8 picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 Joey Hishon C  Canada Owen Sound Attack (Ontario Hockey League)
2 49 (from Los Angeles) Calvin Pickard G  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (Western Hockey League)
3 71 (from Dallas) Michael Bournival LW  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
4 95 (from NY Islanders) Stephen Silas D  Canada Belleville Bulls (Ontario Hockey League)
4 107 Sami Aittokallio G  Finland Ilves Jr. (Finland-JR.)
5 137 Troy Rutkowski D  Canada Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League)
5 139 (from Los Angeles) Luke Walker RW  United States Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League)
7 197 Luke Moffatt C  United States U.S. National U-18 Team (United States Hockey League)

Farm teams[edit]

Lake Erie Monsters[edit]

The Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate is the Lake Erie Monsters, based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tulsa Oilers[edit]

The Avalanche's Central Hockey League affiliate is the Tulsa Oilers, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[46]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Forsberg Makes His Decision
  3. ^ Forsberg Leaves Behind Lasting Memories
  4. ^ Foote Announces Retirement
  5. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2011.html
  6. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2011_games.html
  7. ^ "2010–2011 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  8. ^ Stamkos leads NHL 'Three Stars' for October
  9. ^ Nash, Liles and Rafalski top week's 'Three Stars'
  10. ^ a b Duchene tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week
  11. ^ Liles Sets NHL Record
  12. ^ a b c d Avalanche Acquires Talbot, Signs Three
  13. ^ a b c Day 2 provides more wheeling and dealing
  14. ^ Avalanche Acquires Winnik
  15. ^ Avalanche Acquires O'Byrne
  16. ^ Avalanche Acquires Hunwick
  17. ^ Avalanche Acquires Fleischmann
  18. ^ Avalanche Acquires Elliott From Ottawa
  19. ^ Avs Acquire Johnson, McClement, Pick
  20. ^ Avalanche Acquires Belle
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h Avalanche Signs Quincey, Winnik
  22. ^ a b Avalanche Signs Yip
  23. ^ Avalanche Signs Forsberg
  24. ^ Lightning Sign Defenseman Brett Clark
  25. ^ Vancouver Canucks sign goaltender Tyler Weiman
  26. ^ Capitals Sign Defenseman Brian Fahey and Left Wing Kyle Greentree
  27. ^ Capitals Sign Right Wing Brian Willsie
  28. ^ Lightning Sign Free Agent LW Chris Durno
  29. ^ Wings sign defenseman Salei for 1-year
  30. ^ SVATOS SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WITH OMSK IN KHL
  31. ^ Capitals Sign Matt Hendricks to a One-Year Contract
  32. ^ DREGER: DARCY TUCKER ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
  33. ^ Forsberg Announces Retirement
  34. ^ Avalanche Signs Foote
  35. ^ a b Avalanche Signs Chouinard, Holos
  36. ^ a b Avalanche Signs Budaj, Koci
  37. ^ Avalanche Signs Stewart
  38. ^ Avalanche Signs Mueller
  39. ^ Avalanche Signs Walker
  40. ^ Avalanche Signs Hishon
  41. ^ Avalanche Signs Stefan Elliott
  42. ^ Avalanche Signs Pickard
  43. ^ Avalanche Signs Barrie
  44. ^ Avalanche Signs Malone
  45. ^ "Colorado Avalanche - Team -Roster". Colorado Avalanche. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  46. ^ Tulsa Announces Affiliation With Avs

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