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Avalanche Wrap-Up: Gearing Up For Camp, Staff Changes



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On Sunday, the NFL season really gets underway, but earlier this week, we got a real indication that the season for the Colorado Avalanche is getting closer, as more and more players arrived in Denver to prepare for the year.

In addition, CHN was first on the news that there’s been a change on the coaching staff of the Avalanche.

Here’s a look back at what you might have missed the previous week at CHN, and a peak at what’s coming.


Nikolai Kovalenko got off to a hot start for Torpedo, scoring their first goal of the year and throwing a massive hit. For one game, he wore the “C” on his chest.


A strange week of informal skates for Josh Manson started, as he was watched heavily by members of the Avalanche staff while mostly skating on his own.


Ross Colton arrived in town for the Avalanche, and a few big guns starting trickling into town, including Mikko Rantanen.


Three very early predictions for the season for the Colorado Avalanche, including one of their NCAA free agents playing a good chunk of the year with the NHL squad.

Reunited for the first time on the ice in Colorado, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin started putting in the work to get ready for the new season.


Your Rookie Tournament roster is set.

Shawn Allard was a well-liked member of the coaching staff for the last five seasons, helping players return from injury, but he’s been replaced on the staff by NHL veteran Toby Petersen.

Another PTO at forward, as the Avalanche will be bringing Saku Maenalanen to camp.


It’s been a strange summer for Ivan Zhigalov, as plans have changed a lot for him. Next year, he’s finally found where he’ll be playing goalie.

A Look Ahead to Next Week

  • More stops at Family Sports
  • Any news that comes in
  • Rookie Camp, and rookie tournament starts!
  • Are the Avalanche better than they were last year?

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