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Avalanche Announces Alumni Association

Sakic First Player To Be Honored On Opening Night

Friday, 09.18.2009 / 10:56 AM MT / News
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Avalanche Announces Alumni Association
All fans in attendance at Avalanche Alumni games will receive a limited edition replica poster of a Stephen Holland painting of that night's honoree.
In conjunction with Pepsi Center’s 10-year anniversary, the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club will launch its Alumni Association on Opening Night (Oct. 1) in a pre-game ceremony introducing Joe Sakic as the first of 10 honorees to be named throughout the 2009-10 season.

“We’re a proud organization with a great winning tradition and history,” said Kurt Schwartzkopf, Chief Marketing Officer. “This year we will celebrate our 10 years at Pepsi Center by announcing the Avalanche Alumni Association.”

In addition to Sakic, nine other members of Colorado’s 1996 or 2001 Stanley Cup championship teams will be honored throughout the season, including Adam Deadmarsh, Alexei Gusarov, Valeri Kamensky, Mike Keane, Uwe Krupp, Claude Lemieux, Curtis Leschyshyn, Shjon Podein and Mike Ricci.

Each Avalanche Alumni game will include a pregame ceremonial puck drop by the honoree and will also feature a presentation of a painting by renowned artist Stephen Holland.

Fans attending an Avalanche Alumni game will receive a free, limited edition replica poster of the Stephen Holland painting presented to the honoree.

Tickets to all 10 Avalanche Alumni Night games will be limited to eight per person, per game and start as low as $27 per seat.  All 10 Avalanche Alumni nights are included in the 14-Game Avs Pack. Fans can purchase tickets to Avalanche Alumni games online at, by calling (866) 461-6556, or in person at the Pepsi Center box office.


Date                                            Opponent                            Alumni Honoree
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009           San Jose Sharks                Joe Sakic
Friday, Oct. 23, 2009              Carolina Hurricanes           Alexei Gusarov
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009               Chicago Blackhawks          Shjon Podein
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009          Philadelphia Flyers             Uwe Krupp
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009        Washington Capitals          Mike Keane
Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009        Dallas Stars                         Adam Deadmarsh
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010        New Jersey Devils              Claude Lemieux
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010           New York Rangers             Curtis Leschyshyn
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010          Edmonton Oilers                 Mike Ricci
Monday, March 1, 2010         Detroit Red Wings               Valeri Kamensky
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