Latest Joe Sakic News

Makar scores in 6th round of shootout, Avs beat Lightning

Oct. 23, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cale Makar scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. Makar beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a wrist shot after Darcy Kuemper denied Anthony Cirelli to begin the sixth...

Perron scores 2 goals, Blues hold on to beat Avs, 5-3

Oct. 17, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — David Perron’s teammates gave him a hard time for sitting out Friday’s practice. The extra rest seems to have paid off for the St. Louis Blues. “I’ve never taken so much heat for taking the time I needed to play today,” Perron said. “I had to...

Byram gets first NHL goal, Avalanche beat Blackhawks 4-2

Oct. 14, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The veteran defenseman got Colorado started, the 20-year-old rookie chipped in with a milestone goal and the Avalanche began their Stanley Cup quest with a victory. Bowen Byram, Colorado’s youngest player at 20 years, 4 months, scored his first NHL goal...

Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon to miss opener with COVID-19

Oct. 12, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan McKinnon will miss the season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night after testing positive for a breakthrough infection of COVID-19. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said Tuesday that MacKinnon’s...

Fighting spirit: Cup-favorite Avs to raise physical presence

Sep. 29, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche added some more punch to their roster by basically bringing in a 6-foot-5 bodyguard. Among the duties of defenseman Kurtis MacDermid — have the backs of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Cale Makar and any of their other...