List of Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche general managers

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Joe Sakic is the current general manager of the Colorado Avalanche.

The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Avalanche arrived in Denver in 1995 after playing since 1972 as the Quebec Nordiques. Since the franchise began in 1972, the team has had eight general managers.

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Colorado Avalanche franchise
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Jacques Plante May 2, 1973 May 4, 1974 [1][2]
2 Maurice Filion May 7, 1974 April 19, 1988 Nordiques entered NHL in 1979 [2][3]
3 Martin Madden June 27, 1988 February 2, 1990 [4][5]
Maurice Filion (Interim) February 2, 1990 May 5, 1990 [5][6]
4 Pierre Page May 5, 1990 May 24, 1994 Traded Eric Lindros for six players (including Peter Forsberg), two draft picks, and $15 million [6][7][8]
5 Pierre Lacroix May 24, 1994 May 24, 2006 Won Stanley Cup two times (1996, 2001) [7][9]
6 Francois Giguere May 24, 2006 April 13, 2009 [9][10]
7 Greg Sherman June 3, 2009 September 19, 2014 [11][12]
8 Joe Sakic September 19, 2014 [12]

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  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les Nordiques name Plante coach and GM". Ottawa Journal. May 3, 1973. p. 27. Retrieved July 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Filion appointed Quebec general manager". The Pantagraph. May 8, 1974. p. 32. Retrieved July 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; Esposito's Blessings". The New York Times. April 21, 1988. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; Nordiques Fill Slot". The New York Times. June 28, 1988. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Madden fired as Nordiques' GM". UPI. February 2, 1990. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Page named Nordiques' GM". UPI. May 5, 1990. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Nordiques Replace Page With Lacroix". The New York Times. May 25, 1994. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ Jensen, Mike (July 22, 1992). "Flyers Add Player To Draft Choice To Complete Costly Lindros Trade". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Avalanche Names Francois Giguere Executive VP & General Manager". Colorado Avalanche. May 23, 2006. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Giguere Relieved From His Duties". Colorado Avalanche. April 13, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Greg Sherman Named Avalanche GM". Colorado Avalanche. June 3, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Dater, Adrian (September 19, 2014). "Joe Sakic now has full GM title with Avalanche; Greg Sherman assistant GM". The Denver Post. Retrieved July 13, 2015.