Complete List Of Colorado Avalanche Head Coaches In Order

Complete List Of Colorado Avalanche Head Coaches In Order

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The Colorado Avalanche, based in Denver, Colorado, is a professional ice hockey team founded in 1972 as the Quebec Nordiques and became part of the NHL in the 1979-1980 season. In 1995, the franchise relocated to Colorado, renaming itself as the Avalanche. Since then, the team has seen a variety of head coaches that have contributed to its successes, including two Stanley Cup victories.

#1 – Marc Crawford (1994-1998)

Born in 1961 in Belleville, Ontario. Crawford played for the Vancouver Canucks (1981–1987). He also coached the Vancouver Canucks (1998–2006), Los Angeles Kings (2006–2008), Dallas Stars (2009–2011), and the Ottawa Senators (2018–2019).

#2 – Bob Hartley (1998-2002)

Born in 1960 in Hawkesbury, Ontario. Hartley didn’t play in the NHL but later coached the Atlanta Thrashers (2003–2007) and the Calgary Flames (2012–2016).

#3 – Tony Granato (2002-2004, 2008-2009)

Born in 1964 in Downers Grove, Illinois. Granato played for the New York Rangers (1988–1990), Los Angeles Kings (1990–1996), and San Jose Sharks (1996–2001). He also was an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings (2014–2017).

#4 – Joel Quenneville (2004-2008)

Born in 1958 in Windsor, Ontario. Quenneville played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–1980), Colorado Rockies (1980–1982), New Jersey Devils (1982–1983), Hartford Whalers (1983–1990), and the Washington Capitals (1990–1991). He also coached the St. Louis Blues (1996–2004), Chicago Blackhawks (2008–2018), and Florida Panthers (2019-present as of last update).

#5 – Joe Sacco (2009-2013)

Born in 1969 in Medford, Massachusetts. Sacco played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–1994), Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–1998), New York Islanders (1998–2000), and the Washington Capitals (2000–2003).

#6 – Patrick Roy (2013-2016)

Born in 1965 in Quebec City, Quebec. Roy is a legendary goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens (1984–1995) and the Colorado Avalanche (1995–2003).

#7 – Jared Bednar (2016-present)

Born in 1972 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Bednar didn’t have an NHL playing career, but he worked his way up through the minor leagues both as a player and a coach.

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