The Avalanche first franchised in Quebec Canada and were named The Quebec Nordiques but then they moved to Denver, Colorado and were called the Colorado Avalanche and have been around since 1995. The first years of playing in Denver, the team played at the Mcnichols Arena.
In the season of 1999-2000 the Avs played in a new arena called the Pepsi Center. To this day the Avs have been playing in the pepsi Center ever since then.
One of the things that made the Avalanche a champion ship caliber team was the huge trade to acquire Patrick Roy as the legues best goalie.
Patrick Roy with his whole career as a goalie has won a totalTwo of them were with the team called the Montreal Canadians in 1986 and 1993.
of 4 Stanley Cup champion ship finals.
The Avalanche with Patrick Roy as the goalie have won the Stanly Cup twice. Once on June, 11th, 1996 and again on June, 9th, 2001.
The Number one goalie for the Avalanche was Patrick Roy. Patrick Roy was with the Avalanche for 18 consecutive years (1985-2003). Patrick Roy retired on October 23, 2003 with his team Jersey as the #33.
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