Colorado Avalanche News Avalanche NewsMon, 21 Aug 2017 17:25:00 +0000Rookie Rewind: Tyson Jost<div class="article-item__preview"><p><span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-B33128102987CB7E98AB7">Tyson Jost</span> is on track to follow his offseason plan to get stronger, faster and be NHL ready for the upcoming 2017-18 season.</p><p>The 5-foot-11, 191-pound forward is coming off a stellar season with the University of North Dakota and a short six-game stint with the Colorado Avalanche to finish off the campaign. He also had an honorable showing at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship with Team Canada.</p></div>Erin Hodges / ColoradoAvalanche.comMon, 21 Aug 2017 17:25:00 +0000A.J. Greer: Rookie Rewind<div class="article-item__preview"><p>A.J. Greer had quite the road of development leading up to his NHL debut this past season with the Colorado Avalanche.</p><p>Here is a look at how he got there.</p></div>Erin Hodges / ColoradoAvalanche.comFri, 18 Aug 2017 15:10:15 +0000Toninato Has Opportunity With Avs<div class="article-item__preview"><p>When it comes to college free agents on the NHL's open market, deciding where to sign is more often about the opportunity to play and grow as a hockey player than location or money.</p><p>Sometimes coming home or playing for one's childhood favorite team is appealing, but with young players only able to make so much on entry-level contracts, having the best chance to make it to the NHL is usually what drives the decision-making process.</p><p>University of Minnesota Duluth alum Dominic Toninato saw that chance to compete for a job with the Colorado Avalanche and took it, signing a two-year, entry-level contract with the team on Wednesday.</p></div>Ron KnabenbauerThu, 17 Aug 2017 22:35:17 +0000Getting To Know: Adam Werner<div class="article-item__preview"><p><em>Colorado Avalanche goaltending prospect Adam Werner was the team's fourth selection (fifth round, 131st overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft. The left-handed-catching netminder stands at a towering 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 198 pounds.</em></p><p><em>A native of Mariestad, Sweden, Werner played 25 games last year and recorded a 2.98 goals-against average and .892 save percentage with IF Bjorkloven in the Swedish Allsvenskan league, Sweden's second-highest pro league. He was also on his country's squad for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.</em></p></div>Matt Shwayder / ColoradoAvalanche.comThu, 17 Aug 2017 17:40:00 +0000Avalanche Signs Toninato<div class="article-item__preview"><p>The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward <b>Dominic Toninato</b> to a two-year, entry-level contract through the 2018-19 season. Toninato became a college free agent on Aug. 15.</p><p>Toninato, 23, wrapped up a four-year career with Minnesota Duluth in 2016-17, serving as team captain during his senior season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound center registered 29 points (16g/13a) in 42 games and finished with a team-high +25 plus/minus rating, helping the Bulldogs capture their first-ever National Collegiate Hockey Conference title and advancing to the NCAA Frozen Four championship game. He was named to the NCHC All-Tournament Team alongside current Avalanche forward <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-D33CB003CC53F8D227EB0">Tyson Jost</span> and named the league's best defensive forward, finishing with 29 blocked shots.</p></div>Colorado AvalancheWed, 16 Aug 2017 20:15:00 +0000Burgundy/White Game Set For Sept. 17<div class="article-item__preview"><p>The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club will hold its annual Burgundy/White Game on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Magness Arena on the campus of the University of Denver. Puck drop is scheduled for 10 a.m.</p><p>DU will host the event for the fourth consecutive year and for the eighth time overall, more than any other location. Magness Arena was also the site of the contest in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2014, 2015 and 2016.</p></div>Colorado AvalancheWed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000Getting To Know: Cale Makar<div class="article-item__preview"><p><em>Cale Makar was Colorado's first selection (first round, fourth overall) at the 2017 NHL Draft, which was held at United Center in Chicago on June 23-24. Makar spent the last two years in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Brooks Bandits and is set to continue his playing career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst next year. </em></p><p><em>The Calgary, Alberta, native had 24 goals and 51 assists (75 points) this past season with the Bandits, and the defenseman followed his regular-season performance with 16 more points (five goals, 11 assists) in 13 postseason contests, leading his team to a second-consecutive AJHL championship. He also earned regular-season and playoff MVP honors and was named the Canadian Junior Hockey League Player of the Year.</em></p></div>Matt Shwayder / ColoradoAvalanche.comMon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:00 +0000Rookie Rewind: Spencer Martin<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Midway through the 2016-17 season, an opportunity emerged for netminding talent of the Colorado Avalanche to gain NHL experience. The Avs were facing goaltender injuries and looking for fresh faces to guard between the pipes. Cue in Colorado prospect Spencer Martin, goalie for the American Hockey League's San Antonio Rampage.</p><p>Martin was a then 21-year-old keeper with little premier professional experience. However, when he was asked to step up to the NHL, the goalie accepted the new role with poise and made a great impression during his first stint in the big leagues.</p></div>Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.comFri, 11 Aug 2017 15:08:28 +0000Summer Social Media Roundup<div class="article-item__preview"><p>This summer, the Colorado Avalanche have been busy training, fishing, getting married and playing hockey. Take a look at some of the best offseason moments the Avs have shared.</p></div>Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.comThu, 10 Aug 2017 21:15:00 +0000Getting To Know: Tyson Jost<div class="article-item__preview"><p><em>Forward <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-5622B2CCF7A1D1E787C9B">Tyson Jost</span> was selected No. 10 overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York. </em></p><p><em>Jost played for the University of North Dakota during the 2016-17 campaign, where he recorded 16 goals and 17 assists over 33 games. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Colorado on March 29 and made his NHL debut two nights later against the St. Louis Blues on home ice. He played in the Avs' final six contests of the season and finished with one goal, which he registered against the Minnesota Wild on April 6 at Pepsi Center.</em></p></div>Erin Hodges / ColoradoAvalanche.comThu, 10 Aug 2017 17:35:00 +0000