2011–12 Colorado Avalanche season

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2011–12 Colorado Avalanche
Division 3rd Northwest
Conference 11th Western
2011–12 record 41–35–6
Home record 22–17–2
Road record 19–18–4
Goals for 208
Goals against 220
Team information
General Manager Greg Sherman
Coach Joe Sacco
Captain Vacant (Oct–Nov)
Milan Hejduk (Nov-Apr)
Alternate captains Milan Hejduk (Oct–Nov)
Paul Stastny
Rotating
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 15,431 (85.7%)
Team leaders
Goals Gabriel Landeskog (22)
Assists Ryan O'Reilly (37)
Points Ryan O'Reilly (55)
Penalties in minutes Cody McLeod (164)
Plus/minus Gabriel Landeskog (+20)
Wins Semyon Varlamov (26)
Goals against average Jean-Sebastien Gigure (2.27)

The 2011–12 Colorado Avalanche season was the 40th overall season for the franchise, the 33rd since joining the NHL,[1] and 17th since relocating to Colorado.

The Avalanche failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, and were seven points behind the 8th-place Kings.

Off-Season[edit]

On June 16, 2011, the Avalanche promoted former player Adam Deadmarsh to assistant coach.[2] Deadmarsh will take Steve Konowalchuk's place behind the bench, as Konowalchuk has accepted the head coaching position for the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Captain Adam Foote retired.

Regular Season[edit]

The Avalanche retired Peter Forsberg's number 21 jersey on opening night, October 8.[3]

On November 14, the Avalanche named Milan Hejduk as the third captain in Avalanche history.[4]

The Avalanche had the fewest power-play opportunities of all 30 teams, with just 223.[5]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division[6]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 Calgary Flames 82 37 29 16 34 202 227 90
3 Colorado Avalanche 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
4 Minnesota Wild 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
5 Edmonton Oilers 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
Western Conference[7]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 y – St. Louis Blues CE 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
3 y – Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
5 Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
6 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
7 San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
8 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
8.5
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 37 29 16 34 202 226 90
10 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
11 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
13 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
14 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65

Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific

bold - qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2011–12 Game log

Playoffs[edit]

The Colorado Avalanche failed to qualify for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 53 3151 26 24 3 136 2.59 1564 .913 4 0 1 2
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 32 1820 15 11 3 69 2.27 850 .919 2 0 0 2

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
Ryan O'Reilly[8] NHL Second Star of the Week December 5, 2011
Jean-Sebastien Giguere[9] NHL Third Star of the Week December 26, 2011
Gabriel Landeskog[10] NHL Rookie of the Month February 2012

Records[edit]

Regular Season
Player Record

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Gabriel Landeskog 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2011
Gabriel Landeskog 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 12, 2011
Gabriel Landeskog 1st Career NHL Assist October 13, 2011
Ryan O'Byrne 200th Career NHL Game October 22, 2011
Kyle Quincey 200th Career NHL Game November 8, 2011
Daniel Winnik 300th Career NHL Game November 15, 2011
Shane O'Brien 400th Career NHL Game November 20, 2011
Stefan Elliott 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
November 26, 2011
Stefan Elliott 1st Career NHL Assist November 28, 2011
Chuck Kobasew 500th Career NHL Game December 8, 2011
Jay McClement 500th Career NHL Game December 8, 2011
Brad Malone 1st Career NHL Game December 8, 2011
Brad Malone 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
December 19, 2011
Cody McLeod 300th Career NHL Game December 19, 2011
Matt Duchene 200th Career NHL Game December 29, 2011
Chuck Kobasew 100th Career NHL Goal December 31, 2011
David Jones 200th Career NHL Game January 2, 2012
Ryan O'Reilly 200th Career NHL Game January 12, 2012
Tyson Barrie 1st Career NHL Game February 7, 2012
David Jones 100th Career NHL Point February 7, 2012
Paul Stastny 400th Career NHL Game February 7, 2012
Jan Hejda 400th Career NHL Game February 19, 2012
Ryan O'Reilly 100th Career NHL Point February 25, 2012
Mike Connolly 1st Career NHL Game March 4, 2012
Semyon Varlamov 100th Career NHL Game March 6, 2012
Erik Johnson 100th Career NHL Assist March 30, 2012

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 18, 2012.[11]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Canada Downie, SteveSteve Downie RW R 30 2012 Newmarket, Ontario
9 Canada Duchene, MattMatt Duchene C L 26 2009 Haliburton, Ontario
35 Canada Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere G L 40 2011 Montreal, Quebec
8 Czech Republic Hejda, JanJan Hejda D L 38 2011 Prague, Czechoslovakia
23 Czech Republic Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk (C) RW R 41 1994 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
22 United States Hunwick, MattMatt Hunwick D L 32 2010 Warren, Michigan
6 United States Johnson, ErikErik Johnson D R 29 2011 Bloomington, Minnesota
54 Canada Jones, DavidDavid Jones RW R 32 2003 Guelph, Ontario
17 Canada Kobasew, ChuckChuck Kobasew RW R 35 2011 Osoyoos, British Columbia
92 Sweden Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog LW L 24 2011 Stockholm, Sweden
16 Canada McClement, JayJay McClement C L 34 2011 Kingston, Ontario
11 Canada McGinn, JamieJamie McGinn LW L 28 2012 Fergus, Ontario
55 Canada McLeod, CodyCody McLeod LW L 32 2007 Binscarth, Manitoba
88 United States Mueller, PeterPeter Mueller C R 29 2010 Bloomington, Minnesota
5 Canada O'Brien, ShaneShane O'Brien D L 33 2011 Port Hope, Ontario
3 Canada O'Byrne, RyanRyan O'Byrne D R 32 2010 Victoria, British Columbia
37 Canada O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly C L 26 2009 Clinton, Ontario
40 Canada Olver, MarkMark Olver C L 29 2010 Burnaby, British Columbia
12 United States Porter, KevinKevin Porter C L 31 2010 Detroit, Michigan
26 United States Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny (A) C L 31 2005 Quebec City, Quebec
1 Russia Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov G L 29 2011 Kuybyshev, Soviet Union
44 Canada Wilson, RyanRyan Wilson D L 30 2009 Windsor, Ontario

Transactions[edit]

The Avalanche have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season:

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
June 24, 2011[12] To Toronto Maple Leafs
John-Michael Liles
To Colorado Avalanche
2nd-round pick in 2012
July 1, 2011[13] To Washington Capitals
1st-round pick in 2012
Conditional 2nd-round pick in 2012
To Colorado Avalanche
Semyon Varlamov
October 8, 2011[14] To Anaheim Ducks
Kyle Cumiskey
To Colorado Avalanche
Jake Newton
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2013
February 2, 2012[15] To Washington Capitals
Mike Carman
To Colorado Avalanche
Danny Richmond
February 21, 2012[16] To Tampa Bay Lightning
Kyle Quincey
To Colorado Avalanche
Steve Downie
February 27, 2012[17] To San Jose Sharks
TJ Galiardi
Daniel Winnik
7th-round pick in 2013
To Colorado Avalanche
Jamie McGinn
Mike Connolly
Michael Sgarbossa

Draft picks[edit]

Colorado's picks at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Gabriel Landeskog LW  Sweden Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
1 11 (from St. Louis) Duncan Siemens D  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
4 93 Joachim Nermark C  Sweden Linkopings HC (SEL)
5 123 Garrett Meurs C  Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
6 153 Gabriel Beaupre D  Canada Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
7 183 Dillon Donnelly D  United States Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

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. ^ Deadmarsh Promoted To Assistant Coach
  3. ^ Avs send Forsberg's No. 21 to the rafters
  4. ^ Hejduk Named Captain
  5. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2012.html
  6. ^ "2011–2012 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2011–2012 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ Moulson, O'Reilly, Quick named as 'Three Stars'
  9. ^ Marchand, Gaborik, Giguere earn Three Stars
  10. ^ Avs' Landeskog named Rookie of Month
  11. ^ "Colorado Avalanche - Team -Roster". Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  12. ^ Avalanche Acquires Second-Round Pick In 2012
  13. ^ Avalanche Acquired Varlamov From Capitals
  14. ^ Avalanche Acquires Newton, Draft Pick From Anaheim
  15. ^ Capitals Acquire Kevin Marshall from Philadelphia and Mike Carman from Colorado
  16. ^ AVALANCHE ACQUIRES DOWNIE
  17. ^ AVALANCHE ACQUIRES McGINN, CONNOLLY, SGARBOSSA FROM SAN JOSE
  18. ^ Avalanche Signs Joakim Lindstrom
  19. ^ Avalanche Reportedly Re-Sign David van der Gulik
  20. ^ Avalanche Signs Jan Hejda
  21. ^ Avalanche Signs J.S. Giguere
  22. ^ Avalanche Signs Kobasew
  23. ^ a b c d e f g Avalanche Signs Desjardins, Brophey
  24. ^ a b Avalanche Signs Galiardi
  25. ^ Avalanche Signs O'Brien
  26. ^ Two-year contract for goalie Peter Budaj
  27. ^ Panthers Sign RW Tomas Fleischmann
  28. ^ Blues Sign Goaltender Brian Elliott NHL.com (July 1, 2011)
  29. ^ Flames sign three more players NHL.com (July 2, 2011)
  30. ^ Leafs Sign Lashoff And Dupuis
  31. ^ Flyers Sign Three
  32. ^ Preds Claim Forward Brandon Yip Off Waivers
  33. ^ Foote Announces Retirement
  34. ^ Avalanche Signs Hejduk
  35. ^ Avalanche Signs Jones To One-Year Contact
  36. ^ a b Avalanche Signs O'Byrne To Two-Year Deal
  37. ^ a b Varlamov Under Contract
  38. ^ a b Avalanche Signs Porter, Wilson
  39. ^ a b Avalanche Signs Landeskog, Siemens
  40. ^ Avalanche Signs Cumiskey To One-Year Deal
  41. ^ Avalanche Signs Carey
  42. ^ a b c Avalanche Signs Three Goaltending Prospects
  43. ^ Avalanche Signs Hejduk
  44. ^ Avalanche Signs McLeod
  45. ^ Avalanche Signs Jones
  46. ^ Avalanche Signs Hunwick