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Avalanche’s Jared Bednar joins long list of NHL coaches who came from AHL

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — The new Avalanche coach had been waiting for a question about never having coached in the NHL before, and when it didn't come, he brought up the subject himself as the news conference was about to...
  • 18 hr 15 min ago

Joe Sakic, Jared Bednar Conference Call Transcript

NHL.com Brendan McNicholas: Thank you very much and good afternoon everyone. On the line with us today is Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Joe Sakic, as well as the new Head Coach...
  • 22 hr 18 min ago

Jared Bednar’s Avalanche staff uncertain; Patrick Roy’s support staff might be retained

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — The Avalanche's coaching staff could be completely overhauled or just tweaked at the top. New head coach Jared Bednar might keep Patrick Roy's support staff or bring in his own crew.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Jared Bednar’s pro hockey roots in the rough-and-tumble ECHL

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — The Stingrays took major pride in the Thursday announcement that Bednar, 44, was succeeding Patrick Roy as head coach of the Avalanche.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Bednar A Great Fit For Sakic And The Avs

NHL.com The timing of it might have been a bit unconventional, but Colorado Avalanche executive vice president/general manager Joe Sakic got the guy he hopes will lead the team toward a championship.Not...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Jared Bednar a players’ coach: “Guys love playing for him. He gets it”

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — New Avalanche coach Jared Bednar never played in the NHL. The 6-foot-3 defenseman enjoyed a nine-year professional career, but mostly traveled on buses.
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Jared Bednar selected as new Colorado Avalanche head coach

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — The Avalanche has selected Jared Bednar as its new head coach.
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Jared Bednar Named Avalanche Head Coach

NHL.com The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today the appointment of Jared Bednar as the franchise’s new head coach. Bednar becomes the seventh head coach in Avalanche history and the 15th in...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Avalanche coaching search still includes Lane Lambert, Jared Bednar

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei, Mike Chambers) — As the Avalanche coaching search headed into its final stages Wednesday, Washington Capitals assistant Lane Lambert and Cleveland Monsters head coach Jared Bednar remained strong candidates in the...
  • 2 days ago

Avalanche zeroing in on its next coach; Patrick Roy’s successor to be named within days

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers, Terry Frei) — The Avalanche is expected to name its new coach in the coming days, if not Tuesday night. Vice president Jean Martineau said the team concluded its interviews Monday and was "moving into the final...
  • 3 days ago

Avalanche coaching search: Kevin Dineen, Bob Boughner both known as tenacious competitors

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — Kevin Dineen and Bob Boughner -- two possible finalists to become the Avalanche's next head coach -- were cut from the same cloth in how they played the game.
  • 3 days ago

Bob Boughner, Kevin Dineen major candidates for Avalanche coaching job

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei, Mike Chambers) — NHL assistant coaches Bob Boughner of the San Jose Sharks and Kevin Dineen of the Chicago Blackhawks have emerged as major candidates in the Avalanche's search for a head coach to suceed Patrick...
  • 4 days ago

2016 Equipment Drive A Success

NHL.com Over 16,000 new and gently used items and $6,000 in cash donations were collected at Pepsi Center on Saturday morning at the fifth annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive, presented KeyBank.The initial...
  • 5 days ago

NHL Journal: Avalanche search emphasizes “teacher”

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — The Avalanche coaching search was continuing over the weekend, with Colorado and general manager Joe Sakic seeking a "teacher"-type who can nurture the franchise's younger players and get the most...
  • 7 days ago

Avalanche about to begin interviewing candidates, Jared Bednar among the mix

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei, Mike Chambers) — A week after Patrick Roy's surprise resignation as coach, the Avalanche is tightening its focus on a pool of candidates that includes Lake Erie Monsters head coach Jared Bednar.
  • 8 days ago
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George Gwozdecky, Jim Montgomery not part of Avalanche coaching search

Denver Post (Mike Chambers) — Gwozdecky and Montgomery, however, both said they have not spoken to Avs general manager Joe Sakic about the position and they don't expect to get that call.
  • 9 days ago

Nathan MacKinnon: 2015-16 Season In Review

NHL.com Nathan MacKinnon’s career achievements are often framed by his youth. The descriptor ‘youngest’ appears frequently in his already impressive list of accolades, most notably when he became the...
  • 10 days ago
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Ben Smith, journeyman right wing, signs with Colorado Avalanche

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — Bolstering depth in the organization and perhaps on the NHL roster, the Avalanche Tuesday signed right wing Ben Smith to a one-year, two-way deal.
  • 10 days ago
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Avalanche Signs Ben Smith

NHL.com The Colorado Avalanche has added forward Ben Smith to its roster, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract for the 2016-17 season.Smith, 28, has appeared in 197 career NHL games with Chicago, San...
  • 10 days ago
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Joe Sakic, Avalanche begin process of finding a new head coach

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — The Avalanche coaching search still was in its early stages Monday.
  • 11 days ago
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Blog Articles

Avalanche’s Jared Bednar joins long list of NHL coaches who came from AHL

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — The new Avalanche coach had been waiting for a question about never having coached in the NHL before, and when it didn't come, he brought up the subject himself as the news conference was about to...
  • 18 hr 15 min ago

Jared Bednar: Off to a Good Start

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Two weeks ago yesterday we were floored with the news that Patrick Roy was resigning as Head Coach of the Avalanche. Joe Sakic’s words at the time showed his surprise and he left expectations low...
  • 23 hr 1 min ago

With Bednar at the helm, the focus is now on Avalanche players

Mile High Hockey (Ryan Murphy) — Losing the star power on the bench can only help the guys in uniform. Listening to media coverage of the Colorado Avalanche the past three seasons, you’d never guess the team was rife with...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL August 26th, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Avs Give Rene Bourque a PTO. [ Hockey Writers ]
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Jared Bednar’s Avalanche staff uncertain; Patrick Roy’s support staff might be retained

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — The Avalanche's coaching staff could be completely overhauled or just tweaked at the top. New head coach Jared Bednar might keep Patrick Roy's support staff or bring in his own crew.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Jared Bednar’s pro hockey roots in the rough-and-tumble ECHL

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — The Stingrays took major pride in the Thursday announcement that Bednar, 44, was succeeding Patrick Roy as head coach of the Avalanche.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Jared Bednar a players’ coach: “Guys love playing for him. He gets it”

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — New Avalanche coach Jared Bednar never played in the NHL. The 6-foot-3 defenseman enjoyed a nine-year professional career, but mostly traveled on buses.
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Avalanche’s 7th Head Coach will be Jared Bednar

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — The Avs announced that after a quick but thorough candidate search that Lake Erie Monsters Head Coach Jared Bednar will move up to the NHL and head the staff this year. “My family and I are...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Jared Bednar selected as new Colorado Avalanche head coach

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — The Avalanche has selected Jared Bednar as its new head coach.
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL August 25th, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Duncan Keith To Miss World Cup. [ WGN Radio ] On ice after surgery, Roberto Luongo aims for Florida Panthers opener. [ Miami Herald ] Younger Subban brothers caught off guard by blockbuster...
  • 2 days ago

Avalanche coaching search still includes Lane Lambert, Jared Bednar

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei, Mike Chambers) — As the Avalanche coaching search headed into its final stages Wednesday, Washington Capitals assistant Lane Lambert and Cleveland Monsters head coach Jared Bednar remained strong candidates in the...
  • 2 days ago

MHH Previews the Lesser 29: Anaheim

Mile High Hockey (misterfish1) — Welcome to a new installment where we will preview each of the other NHL teams who simply make up the bulk of the league the Avalanche play in. Today, we preview the Anaheim Ducks. Their head...
  • 2 days ago

Will the next Avalanche coach be Dineen or Boughner?

Mile High Hockey (JSeaward05) — The Denver Post reports Joe Sakic has narrowed the head coaching search down to two. ​Now that we are weeks removed from the shocking resignation of Patrick Roy, it appears the smoke has...
  • 3 days ago

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL August 24th, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Reports: Blackhawks Assistant in Running for Avalanche Job. [ NBC Chicago ] Oilers' McDavid could join NHL's rich history of young captains. [ TSN ] {Video starts automatically} Alexander...
  • 3 days ago

Avalanche zeroing in on its next coach; Patrick Roy’s successor to be named within days

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers, Terry Frei) — The Avalanche is expected to name its new coach in the coming days, if not Tuesday night. Vice president Jean Martineau said the team concluded its interviews Monday and was "moving into the final...
  • 3 days ago

MHH Previews the Lesser 29: Florida

Mile High Hockey (misterfish1) — Welcome to a new installment where we will preview each of the other NHL teams who simply make up the bulk of the league the Avalanche play in. Today, we preview the Florida Panthers. Their...
  • 3 days ago

Avalanche coaching search: Kevin Dineen, Bob Boughner both known as tenacious competitors

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — Kevin Dineen and Bob Boughner -- two possible finalists to become the Avalanche's next head coach -- were cut from the same cloth in how they played the game.
  • 3 days ago

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL August 23rd, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Halifax Mooseheads prospects win inaugural Hub City Showcase. [ Truro Daily ] Liam Neeson helped recruit Jimmy Vesey to the New York Rangers. [ The Comeback ] Bieksa thinks he has more in tank,...
  • 4 days ago

Bob Boughner, Kevin Dineen major candidates for Avalanche coaching job

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei, Mike Chambers) — NHL assistant coaches Bob Boughner of the San Jose Sharks and Kevin Dineen of the Chicago Blackhawks have emerged as major candidates in the Avalanche's search for a head coach to suceed Patrick...
  • 4 days ago

MHH Previews the Lesser 29: Los Angeles

Mile High Hockey (misterfish1) — Welcome to a new installment where we will preview each of the other NHL teams who simply make up the bulk of the league the Avalanche play in. Today, we preview the Los Angeles Kings. Their...
  • 4 days ago