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Today In Colorado Avalanche History


June 13, 1987 - Draft day, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit. The Quebec Nordiques trade Dale Hunter  and Clint Malarchuk to the Washington Capitals for Gaeten Duchesne, Alan Howorth and their 1st round pick (15th overall). With that pick, the Nordiques draft a forward from the Swift Current Broncos: Joe Sakic. [I assume the player with Sakic is fellow Burnaby native Chris Joseph, whom the Penguins drafted 5th overall].