News and Notes

Development Camp Underway

The on-ice portion of the Avs development camp got underway on Wednesday. The roster includes all six Avs selections from the recently completed 2016 NHL Entry Draft, most notably first round pick Tyson Jost. The camp continues through Saturday, with a complete schedule of morning and afternoon practices (open to the public), available on the Avalanche website.

Interviews with Jost are available on the Avalanche website and on There are also a couple of quotes from AJ Greer in the Denver Post piece.

As I'm currently out of the country and unable to attend any of the camp sessions, here are some good Twitter handles to follow for development camp:


If you happen to be attending the camp, here is a handy numerical roster.

Eric Veilleux Named Next Rampage Coach

After weeks of silence, the Avalanche organization announced on Wednesday the hiring of Eric Veilleux as head coach of the San Antonio Rampage. Veilleux replaces the departed Dean Chynoweth. Named coach of the year in the QMJHL for the 2013-14 season, Veilleux garnered a 30-37-4-1 record with the Norfolk Admirals this past season. Staying on as assistant head coach is Randy Ladouceur.