Colorado Avalanche Wiretap

Coyotes Acquire Carl Soderberg From Avs

Jun 25, 2019 1:09 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired center Carl Soderberg for defenseman Kevin Connauton and a 2020 third-round draft pick.

Soderberg, 33, had a career-high 23 goals last season and added 26 assists. The Swede completed his fourth season in Colorado after starting his career with Boston.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Avs Sign UMass' Cale Makr For Playoff Run

Apr 14, 2019 1:04 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are hoping defenseman Cale Makar can do for them what he did for UMass this season.

The Avs signed the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner Sunday, and he will join the team immediately for its series against the Calgary Flames.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Signing

Potential Top Pick Jack Hughes To Attend NHL Draft Lottery

Apr 9, 2019 12:31 AM

Jack Hughes will have a pretty good idea of where he'll be headed after Tuesday night.

Expected to be the top pick at June's NHL draft, the 17-year-old center with the U.S. national development team will be on hand when the lottery results are revealed in Toronto.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Gabriel Landeskog Will Miss 4-6 Weeks

Mar 10, 2019 9:19 AM

Gabriel Landeskog will miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury, the Colorado Avalanche have announced.

Landeskog was hurt midway through the third period of Thursday night's game against the Dallas Stars after he collided with Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop.

Bednar called missing Landeskog, a "huge loss."


Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Injury, Misc Rumor

Avs Claim Marko Dano Off Waivers From Jets

Oct 16, 2018 2:08 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have claimed center Marko Dano off waivers from Winnipeg.

The 23-year-old played in 23 games for the Jets last season with two goals and an assist. He was a first-round pick of Columbus in 2013.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Caps Bring Back Brooks Orpik

Jul 24, 2018 7:14 PM

The Capitals are bringing back Brooks Orpik, a leader on Washington's Stanley Cup-winning team.

The 37-year-old defenseman signed a $1 million, one-year contract with $500,000 in performance bonuses. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Tuesday about a month after trading Orpik to Colorado to clear salary-cap space.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Avs, Matt Nieto Agree To Two-Year Deal

Jul 7, 2018 1:06 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have agreed on a two-year deal with forward Matt Nieto.

Nieto is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 15 goals for the Avalanche. He also had his first career NHL hat trick on Oct. 24 against Dallas.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Avs Buy Out Brooks Orpik

Jun 26, 2018 1:24 AM

The Avalanche have bought out the final contract year for defenseman Brooks Orpik, three days after acquiring him from the Capitals at the NHL draft.

The veteran defenseman, who won Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 2009 and the Capitals this past season, is now an unrestricted free agent.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Avs Sign Philipp Grubauer, Place Brooks Orpik On Waivers

Jun 24, 2018 1:38 PM

The Colorado Avalanche signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a three-year contract worth $10 million and put defenseman Brooks Orpik on buyout waivers the day after acquiring them from the Washington Capitals, according to multiple reports.

The team announced Grubauer's signing, and multiple reports say the deal is worth $10 million.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Signing, Waiver

Capitals Trade Orpik, Grubauer To Avs

Jun 22, 2018 9:44 PM

The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals aggressively cleared salary cap space and found a potential starting job for their backup netminder in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche before Friday's NHL draft in Dallas.

The Capitals sent defenseman Brooks Orpik, 37, and goalie Philipp Grubauer, 26, to the Avalanche for a second-round pick, No. 47 overall, in the 2018 draft.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Taylor Hall Wins Hart Trophy
Taylor Hall of the Devils edged Nathan MacKinnon of the Avs in the NHL MVP race.

Avs Sign Goaltender Pavel Francouz To One-Year Deal
Pavel Francouz has played the past three seasons in Russia's KHL as a member of Traktor Chelyabinsk.

Avs Send Matt Duchene To Ottawa In 3-Way Deal
Center Kyle Turris is going from the Senators to the Predators in the deal.

Avs, Alexander Kerfoot Agree To Two-Year Deal
Forward Alexander Kerfoot became a college free agent earlier this month.

Avalanche Sign Dominic Toninato
Dominic Toninato wrapped up a four-year career with Minnesota Duluth in 2016-17.

RealGM Staff Report

U.S. Men's Hockey Names Tony Granato Coach
Chris Chelios, Scott Young, and Keith Allain have been hired as assistant coaches.

Mikhail Grigorenko Signs Deal With CSKA Moscow
Former Avs center Mikhail Grigorenko returned to Russia on Friday.

Avs Sign Goalie Jonathan Bernier
The Avs have signed free-agent goalie Jonathan Bernier to a one-year deal.

Hawks Win To Clinch Ninth Straight Playoff Berth
The Blackhawks beat the Avs 6-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight win and increase their lead in the Central Division.

Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win
Henrik Lundqvist is the first European-born goaltender to reach the 400 win milestone.

NHL Eyeing Games In Sweden, China
The NHL and NHLPA are close to finalizing two international events next season.

Matt Duchene Open To Trade From Avs
Avs center Matt Duchene has two years remaining on his current contract.

Patrick Marleau Scores Four Goals In Third Period
Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau became the 12th player in NHL history to score four goals in a period and the first since Mario Lemieux in 1997.

Landeskog Doesn't Want To Be Traded From Avs
Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog wants to be part of the team's rebuild.

Avs Trade Cody McLeod To Predators For Prospect
The Avs have sent veteran Cody McLeod to the Predators for Felix Girard.

Jackets Trade Goloubef To Avs For Stanton
The Blue Jackets have assigned Ryan Stanton to the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL.

Press Release

Roy In No Rush To Return To Coaching
Patrick Roy has kept a low profile since leaving the Avs in August.

Avs Name Jared Bednar Head Coach
Jared Bednar replaces Patrick Roy as coach of the Colorado Avalanche.

Patrick Roy Resigns As Coach Of Avs
Patrick Roy said that he was not on the same page with the organization.

Avs Sign Tyson Barrie To Four-Year Deal
Tyson Barrie led all Colorado defenseman with 49 points in 78 games last season.

Press Release