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Colorado Eagles to Become Avs AHL Affiliate

It became official on Monday afternoon that starting in the 2018-19 season, the Colorado Eagles will become the AHL affiliate for the Colorado Avalanche. Founded in 2003, the Loveland based franchise was a member of the Central Hockey League until 2011. The club enjoyed success with two league championships.

Beginning in the 2011-12 season, the club began its life as an ECHL franchise. It capped off its tenure in the league by capturing the Kelly Cup to conclude the 2016-17 season.

As the organization expands into the AHL beginning in the fall of 2018, they will continue to play at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO. The Avs current AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, will partner up with the St. Louis Blues beginning in the 2018-19 season.

2017 Avs Prospect Signing Tracker (Updated - 10/02/2017)

Player Team League Status
CHL (June 1, 2017)
JC Beaudin ROU QMJHL 3/6, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Nicolas Meloche CHA QMJHL 3/6, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Europe (June 1, 2017)
Andrei Mironov MSK KHL 5/12, 2-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Wilhelm Westlund Timra Swe-1 Not signed by deadline
NCAA (August 15, 2017)
Will Butcher DU NCHC 8/28, 2-YR ELC, NJ (NHL)
Ben Storm SCSU NCHC 3/17, ATO, SAN (AHL)
NHL (Two-Way/ELC - July 1, 2017)
Eric Gelinas SAN AHL 8/29, PTO, MTL (NHL)
Rocco Grimaldi SAN AHL 7/26, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Duncan Siemens SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Gabriel Bourque SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Felix Gerard SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Troy Bourke SAN AHL 9/26, 1-YR, SYR (AHL)
Jeremy Smith SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, CAR (NHL)
Brendan Ranford SAN AHL 8/1, 1-YR, SAN (AHL)
Mat Clark SAN AHL 8/4, 1-YR, HC Bolzano (EBEL)
Jim O'Brien SAN AHL UFA
Mike Sislo SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, AZ (NHL)
Samuel Henley SAN AHL UFA
Joe Cannata SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Turner Elson SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, DET (NHL)
Nikita Zadorov COL NHL 9/15, 2-YR, COL (NHL)
Other Signings
Tyson Jost UND NCHC 3/29, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Andrew Agozzino STL NHL 7/1, 2-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
David Warsofsky PIT NHL 7/1, 2-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Jesse Graham NYI NHL 7/26, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Dominic Toninato UMD NCHC 8/16, 2-YR, ELC, COL (NHL)
Alexander Kerfoot HAR ECAC 8/24, 2-YR, ELC, COL (NHL)
Ty Lewis BWK WHL 10/2, 3-YR, ELC, COL (NHL)
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Avs Fall in Rookie Showcase Opener 7-4

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BSN Avalanche

In addition, BSN Avalanche offered player grades for each Avalanche participant.

Upcoming Rookie Camp Tournament Details

The Colorado Avalanche will be joining the San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes, and Anaheim Ducks in a four-team prospect showcase taking place September 9-12 in San Jose, CA. There will be a practice session for the Colorado rookies on September 8th at Family Sports Center in Centennial, CO at 10:00 AM.

Here is the roster representing Colorado:

Forwards

Travis Barron
JC Beaudin
JT Compher
AJ Greer
Tyson Jost
Alexander Kerfoot
Ty Lewis (ATO)
Sami Moilanen (ATO)
Julien Nantel
Gustav Olhaver
Hugo Roy (ATO)
Brady Shaw (ATO)
Shawn St-Amant (PTO)
Ben Storm (ATO)
Dominic Toninato

Defensemen

Josh Anderson
Gage Ausmus (ATO)
Chris Bigras
Sergei Boikov
Nolan De Jong (ATO)
Thomas Gregoire (ATO)
Anton Lindholm
Nicolas Meloche
Andrei Markov
Conor Timmins

Goaltenders

Petr Kvaca
Francis Leclerc (ATO)
Spencer Martin

Schedule

Date Time (MST) Contest
9/9 17:00 Avalanche vs. Sharks
9/9 20:00 Coyotes vs. Ducks
9/10 16:00 Ducks vs. Sharks
9/11 20:00 Avalanche vs. Coyotes
9/12 13:00 Ducks vs. Avalanche
9/12 16:00 Coyotes vs. Sharks

Avalanche Announce Training Camp Schedule

The Colorado Avalanche will open training camp September 14th through 16th at Family Sports Center in Centennial, CO.

On-ice sessions will take place on the 15th and 16th at 8:45 AM and 10:45 AM.

Complete Schedule

2017 Avs Prospect Signing Tracker (Updated - 09/02/2017)

Player Team League Status
CHL (June 1, 2017)
JC Beaudin ROU QMJHL 3/6, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Nicolas Meloche CHA QMJHL 3/6, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Europe (June 1, 2017)
Andrei Mironov MSK KHL 5/12, 2-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Wilhelm Westlund Timra Swe-1 Not signed by deadline
NCAA (August 15, 2017)
Will Butcher DU NCHC 8/28, 2-YR ELC, NJ (NHL)
Ben Storm SCSU NCHC 3/17, ATO, SAN (AHL)
NHL (Two-Way/ELC - July 1, 2017)
Eric Gelinas SAN AHL 8/29, PTO, MTL (NHL)
Rocco Grimaldi SAN AHL 7/26, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Duncan Siemens SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Gabriel Bourque SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Felix Gerard SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Troy Bourke SAN AHL UFA
Jeremy Smith SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, CAR (NHL)
Brendan Ranford SAN AHL 8/1, 1-YR, SAN (AHL)
Mat Clark SAN AHL 8/4, 1-YR, HC Bolzano (EBEL)
Jim O'Brien SAN AHL UFA
Mike Sislo SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, AZ (NHL)
Samuel Henley SAN AHL UFA
Joe Cannata SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Turner Elson SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, DET (NHL)
Nikita Zadorov COL NHL RFA
Other Signings
Tyson Jost UND NCHC 3/29, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Andrew Agozzino STL NHL 7/1, 2-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
David Warsofsky PIT NHL 7/1, 2-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Jesse Graham NYI NHL 7/26, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Dominic Toninato UMD NCHC 8/16, 2-YR, ELC, COL (NHL)
Alexander Kerfoot HAR ECAC 8/24, 2-YR, ELC, COL (NHL)

2017 Avs Prospect Signing Tracker (Updated - 07/18/2017)

Player Team League Status
CHL (June 1, 2017)
JC Beaudin ROU QMJHL 3/6, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Nicolas Meloche CHA QMJHL 3/6, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Europe (June 1, 2017)
Andrei Mironov MSK KHL 5/12, 2-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Wilhelm Westlund Timra Swe-1 Not signed by deadline
NCAA (August 15, 2017)
Will Butcher DU NCHC
Ben Storm SCSU NCHC 3/17, ATO, SAN (AHL)
NHL (Two-Way/ELC - July 1, 2017)
Eric Gelinas SAN AHL UFA
Rocco Grimaldi SAN AHL RFA
Duncan Siemens SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Gabriel Bourque SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Felix Gerard SAN AHL 7/18, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Troy Bourke SAN AHL UFA
Jeremy Smith SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, CAR (NHL)
Brendan Ranford SAN AHL UFA
Mat Clark SAN AHL UFA
Jim O'Brien SAN AHL UFA
Mike Sislo SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, AZ (NHL)
Samuel Henley SAN AHL UFA
Joe Cannata SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
Turner Elson SAN AHL 7/1, 1-YR, 2W, DET (NHL)
Nikita Zadorov COL NHL RFA
Other Signings
Tyson Jost UND NCHC 3/29, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
Andrew Agozzino STL NHL 7/1, 2-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)
David Warsofsky PIT NHL 7/1, 2-YR, 2W, COL (NHL)