NHL 2010-11 Colorado Avalanche Roster

October 3rd, 2010 by James Crider Leave a reply »
The Colorado Avalanche wrapped up a shaky preseason (2-5-0) Sunday by making the final cuts to their roster. Among them were defenseman Colby Cohen and forwards Ryan Stoa and Patrick Bordeleau.

The Centers

26 Paul Stastny

9 Matt Duchene

37 Ryan O'Reilly

12 Kevin Porter

11 Philippe Dupuis

The strength of the team, the focal point of Colorado's offense will once again be the tandem of Paul Stastny and Matt Duchene, who combined for 134 points a season ago.

The only change from the start of last year is Kevin Porter, who the Avs acquired from Phoenix at last year's trade deadline.  Porter is a very versatile center who will be used both on the power play and penalty kill, and has potential to be bumped up and used as a left wing on one of the scoring lines.

The Left Wingers

39 T.J. Galiardi

54 David Jones

40 Mark Olver

55 Cody McLeod

Injury losses to Peter Mueller and David Koci make an already thin position even thinner. In his sophomore season, T.J. Galiardi will be relied on to build on his impressive 39 point r ...

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