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2008–09 Colorado Avalanche
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
Team information
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)
Plus/minus Ben Guite (+2)
Wins Peter Budaj (20)
Goals against average Peter Budaj (2.86)
<2007–08 2009–10>

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-season

Regular season

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Divisional standings

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Vancouver Canucks 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
2 5 Calgary Flames 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
3 9 Minnesota Wild 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
4 11 Edmonton Oilers 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
5 15 Colorado Avalanche 82 32 45 5 199 257 69

Conference standings

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 log

  • 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

Playoffs

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

Player stats

Skaters

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

Goaltenders

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 records

Records

Milestones

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

Transactions

Trades

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 agents

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 waivers

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

Draft picks

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  Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
2 61 Peter Delmas Goalie  Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
4 110 Kelsey Tessier Center  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
5 140 Mark Olver Center  Canada Northern Michigan U. (CCHA)
6 167 Joel Chouinard Defenseman  Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
6 170 Jonas Holos Defenseman  Norway Sparta Warriors (GET-ligaen)
7 200 Nathan Condon Center  United States Wausau (HIGH-WI)

Roster

Updated April 2, 2009.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
39 United States Arnason, TylerTyler Arnason C L 30 2006 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
31 Slovakia Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj G L 27 2001 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
5 Canada Clark, BrettBrett Clark Injured Reserve D L 33 2002 Wapella, Saskatchewan
48 Canada Cumiskey, KyleKyle Cumiskey Injured Reserve D L 23 2006 Abbotsford, British Columbia
52 Canada Foote, AdamAdam Foote (AInjured Reserve D R 38 2008 Whitby, Ontario
43 Canada Galiardi, T. J.T. J. Galiardi LW R 21 2007 Calgary, Alberta
28 Canada Guite, BenBen Guite RW R 31 2006 Montreal, Quebec
22 Canada Hannan, ScottScott Hannan (A) D L 30 2007 Richmond, British Columbia
23 Czech Republic Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk (A) RW R 33 1994 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
37 United States Hensick, T. J.T. J. Hensick C R 24 2005 Lansing, Michigan
54 Canada Jones, DavidDavid Jones Injured Reserve RW R 25 2003 Guelph, Ontario
14 Canada Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere (A) RW R 35 2004 Montreal, Quebec
4 United States Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles D L 29 2000 Zionsville, Indiana
47 United States Macias, RaymondRaymond Macias D R 23 2005 Long Beach, California
11 Canada McCormick, CodyCody McCormick C R 26 2001 London, Ontario
55 Canada McLeod, CodyCody McLeod LW L 25 2007 Binscarth, Manitoba
3 Canada Nycholat, LawrenceLawrence Nycholat Injured Reserve D L 30 2009 Calgary, Alberta
50 United States Peltier, DerekDerek Peltier D L 24 2004 Plymouth, Minnesota
1 Canada Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft G L 29 2008 Belleville, Ontario
19 Canada Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic (CInjured Reserve C L 40 1987 Burnaby, British Columbia
24 Belarus Salei, RuslanRuslan Salei D L 35 2008 Minsk, U.S.S.R.
94 Canada Smyth, RyanRyan Smyth Injured Reserve LW L 33 2007 Banff, Alberta
26 United States Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny Injured Reserve C L 24 2005 Quebec City, Quebec
42 Canada Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart RW R 22 2006 Toronto, Ontario
40 Slovakia Svatos, MarekMarek Svatos RW R 27 2001 Košice, Czechoslovakia
29 Sweden Tjarnqvist, DanielDaniel Tjarnqvist Injured Reserve D L 33 2008 Umeå, Sweden
16 Canada Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker RW L 34 2008 Castor, Alberta
41 Canada Vernace, MichaelMichael Vernace D L 23 2006 Toronto, Ontario
18 Canada Willsie, BrianBrian Willsie RW R 31 2008 London, Ontario
8 Canada Wolski, WojtekWojtek Wolski LW/C L 23 2004 Zabrze, Poland

See also

Farm teams

Lake Erie Monsters

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

Johnstown Chiefs

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

References


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