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2008–09 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Division 5th Northwest
Conference 15th Western
2008–09 record 32-45-5
Home record 18-21-2
Road record 14-24-3
Goals for 199
Goals against 257
General Manager Francois Giguere
Coach Tony Granato
Captain Joe Sakic
Alternate captains Adam Foote
Ian Laperriere
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 15,429
Team leaders
Goals Milan Hedjuk (27)
Assists Ryan Smyth (33)
Points Milan Hejduk (59)
Ryan Smyth
Penalties in minutes Ian Laperriere (163)
Wins Peter Budaj (20)
Goals against average Peter Budaj (2.86)

The 2008–09 Colorado Avalanche season was the franchise's 36th season, 29th in the National Hockey League, and 13th as the Colorado Avalanche.


Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Northwest Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
y-Vancouver Canucks 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
x-Calgary Flames 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
e-Minnesota Wild 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
e-Colorado Avalanche 82 32 45 5 199 257 69

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-San Jose Sharks * 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
y-Detroit Red Wings * 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
y-Vancouver Canucks * 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
x-Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
x-Calgary Flames 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
x-St. Louis Blues 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
x-Columbus Blue Jackets 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
x-Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
e-Minnesota Wild 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
e-Nashville Predators 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
e-Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
e-Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
e-Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
e-Colorado Avalanche 82 32 45 5 199 257 69
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, e - eliminated from playoff contention

* – division leader

Game logEdit

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2008–09 Game log

PlayoffsEdit

The Colorado Avalanche failed to qualify for the 2009 NHL Playoffs.

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk 82 27 32 59 -19 16
Smyth, RyanRyan Smyth 77 26 33 59 -15 62
Wolski, WojtekWojtek Wolski 78 14 28 42 -13 28
Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles 75 12 27 39 -19 31
Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny 45 11 25 36 -9 22
Svatos, MarekMarek Svatos 69 14 20 34 -6 34
Arnason, TylerTyler Arnason 71 5 17 22 -16 14
Salei, RuslanRuslan Salei 70 4 17 21 -4 72
Hensick, T. J.T. J. Hensick 61 4 17 21 -7 14
Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold 64 6 14 20 -10 18
McLeod, CodyCody McLeod 79 15 5 20 -11 162
Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere 74 7 12 19 0 163
Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart 53 11 8 19 -18 54
Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker 63 8 8 16 -13 67
Jones, DavidDavid Jones 40 8 5 13 -8 8
Clark, BrettBrett Clark 76 2 10 12 -16 32
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic 15 2 10 12 -6 6
McCormick, CodyCody McCormick 55 1 11 12 -5 92
Guite, BenBen Guite 50 5 7 12 +2 30
Hannan, ScottScott Hannan 81 1 9 10 -21 26
Foote, AdamAdam Foote 42 1 6 7 -12 30
Willsie, BrianBrian Willsie 42 1 3 4 -6 14
Tjarnqvist, DanielDaniel Tjarnqvist 37 2 2 4 +1 8
Galiardi, T. J.T. J. Galiardi 11 3 1 4 -4 6
Macias, RaymondRaymond Macias 6 0 1 1 0 0
Nycholat, LawrenceLawrence Nycholat 5 0 0 0 -2 0
Dupuis, PhilippePhilippe Dupuis 8 0 0 0 -1 4
MacKenzie, AaronAaron MacKenzie 5 0 0 0 +1 0
Vernace, MichaelMichael Vernace 12 0 0 0 -5 8
Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey 6 0 0 0 -2 0
Durno, ChrisChris Durno 2 0 0 0 0 0
Hendricks, MattMatt Hendricks 4 0 0 0 +1 13
Oneill, WesWes O'Neill 3 0 0 0 -2 4
Peltier, DerekDerek Peltier 11 0 0 0 -4 2
Ledin, PerPer Ledin 3 0 0 0 -1 2

GoaltendersEdit

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= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj 56 3231 20 29 5 154 2.86 1531 1377 .899 2
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft 31 1722 12 16 0 90 3.14 836 746 .892 0

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

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Milan Hejduk 600th NHL point October 9, 2008
Adam Foote 1,000th NHL game October 12, 2008
Paul Stastny 100th NHL assist October 14, 2008
Andrew Raycroft 200th NHL appearance October 16, 2008
Marek Svatos 200th NHL game October 25, 2008
Scott Hannan 600th NHL game October 30, 2008
Darcy Tucker 200th NHL goal November 8, 2008
Ryan Smyth 300th NHL goal January 18, 2009
Milan Hejduk 300th NHL goal January 18, 2009
Ian Laperriere 1000th NHL game April 10th, 2009

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

March 4, 2009
To Colorado Avalanche
Lawrence Nycholat
Ryan Wilson
Montreal's second-round pick (previously acquired) in 2009 draft
To Calgary Flames
Jordan Leopold

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Andrew Raycroft[1] Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $800,000
Darcy Tucker[1] Toronto Maple Leafs 2 year, $4.5 million
Player New team
Jeff Finger Toronto Maple Leafs
Jose Theodore Washington Capitals
Kurt Sauer Phoenix Coyotes
Andrew Brunette Minnesota Wild

Claimed from waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Jesse Boulerice Edmonton Oilers November 21, 2008

Draft picksEdit

Colorado's picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in OttawaOntario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
2 50 Cameron Gaunce Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
2 61 Peter Delmas Goalie Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
4 110 Kelsey Tessier Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
5 140 Mark Olver Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Northern Michigan U. (CCHA)
6 167 Joel Chouinard Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
6 170 Jonas Holos Defenseman Flag of Norway Norway Sparta Warriors (GET-ligaen)
7 200 Nathan Condon Center Flag of the United States United States Wausau (HIGH-WI)

RosterEdit

Updated April 2, 2009.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
39 Flag of the United States Arnason, TylerTyler Arnason

C L 37 2006 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
31 Flag of Slovakia Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj

G L 34 2001 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
5 Flag of Canada.svg Clark, BrettBrett Clark

 Injury icon

D L 39 2002 Wapella, Saskatchewan
48 Flag of Canada.svg Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey

 Injury icon

D L 30 2006 Abbotsford, British Columbia
52 Flag of Canada.svg Foote, AdamAdam Foote

 (AInjury icon

D R 45 2008 Whitby, Ontario
43 Flag of Canada.svg Galiardi, T. J.T. J. Galiardi

LW R 28 2007 Calgary, Alberta
28 Flag of Canada.svg Guite, BenBen Guite

RW R 38 2006 Montreal, Quebec
22 Flag of Canada.svg Hannan, ScottScott Hannan

 (A)

D L 37 2007 Richmond, British Columbia
23 Flag of the Czech Republic Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk

 (A)

RW R 40 1994 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
37 Flag of the United States Hensick, T. J.T. J. Hensick

C R 30 2005 Lansing, Michigan
54 Flag of Canada.svg Jones, DavidDavid Jones

 Injury icon

RW R 32 2003 Guelph, Ontario
14 Flag of Canada.svg Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere

 (A)

RW R 42 2004 Montreal, Quebec
4 Flag of the United States Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles

D L 36 2000 Zionsville, Indiana
47 Flag of the United States Macias, RaymondRaymond Macias

D R 30 2005 Long Beach, California
11 Flag of Canada.svg McCormick, CodyCody McCormick

C R 33 2001 London, Ontario
55 Flag of Canada.svg McLeod, CodyCody McLeod

LW L 32 2007 Binscarth, Manitoba
3 Flag of Canada.svg Nycholat, LawrenceLawrence Nycholat

 Injury icon

D L 37 2009 Calgary, Alberta
50 Flag of the United States Peltier, DerekDerek Peltier

D L 31 2004 Plymouth, Minnesota
1 Flag of Canada.svg Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft

G L 36 2008 Belleville, Ontario
19 Flag of Canada.svg Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic

 (CInjury icon

C L 47 1987 Burnaby, British Columbia
24 Flag of Belarus Salei, RuslanRuslan Salei

D L 42 2008 Minsk, U.S.S.R.
94 Flag of Canada.svg Smyth, RyanRyan Smyth

 Injury icon

LW L 40 2007 Banff, Alberta
26 Flag of the United States Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny

 Injury icon

C L 30 2005 Quebec City, Quebec
42 Flag of Canada.svg Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart

RW R 29 2006 Toronto, Ontario
40 Flag of Slovakia Svatos, MarekMarek Svatos

RW R 34 2001 Košice, Czechoslovakia
29 Flag of Sweden Tjarnqvist, DanielDaniel Tjarnqvist

 Injury icon

D L 40 2008 Umeå, Sweden
16 Flag of Canada.svg Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker

RW L 41 2008 Castor, Alberta
41 Flag of Canada.svg Vernace, MichaelMichael Vernace

D L 30 2006 Toronto, Ontario
18 Flag of Canada.svg Willsie, BrianBrian Willsie

RW R 38 2008 London, Ontario
8 Flag of Canada.svg Wolski, WojtekWojtek Wolski

LW/C L 30 2004 Zabrze, Poland

See alsoEdit

Farm teamsEdit

Lake Erie MonstersEdit

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

Johnstown ChiefsEdit

The Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL were the Avalanche's second-tier affiliate.

ReferencesEdit

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