Franchise History

Years Lg Team Name
1996-2020 NHL Colorado Avalanche
1980-95 NHL Quebec Nordiques
1973-79 WHA Quebec Nordiques

Top Seasons

Year Record Result
2020 42-20 Lost Second Round
2001 52-16 Won Stanley Cup Finals
1996 47-25 Won Stanley Cup Finals
1977 47-31 Won WHA Finals
1975 46-32 Lost WHA Finals

Recent Seasons

Year Record Result
2020 42-20 Lost Second Round
2019 38-30 Lost Second Round
2018 43-30 Lost First Round
2017 22-56 Missed Playoffs
2016 39-39 Missed Playoffs

1st Round Draft Picks

Year Rd/Pick Player
2020 1 / 25 Justin Barron D
2019 1 / 4 Bowen Byram  D
2019 1 / 16 Alex Newhook  C
2018 1 / 16 Martin Kaut R
2017 1 / 4 Cale Makar D

Longest Serving GM's

Tenure Years General Manager
1995-06 12 Pierre Lacroix
2010-20 11 Greg Sherman
1980-90 10 Maurice Filion
1991-94 4 Pierre Page
2007-09 3 François Giguère

Principal Owners

Tenure Years Owner
2001-20 20 Stan Kroenke
1996-00 5 Ascent Entertainment Group
1989-95 7 Marcel Aubut
1980-88 9 Carling O'Keefe Ltd

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