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Final Grade: Kyle Cumiskey

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1st Half 3 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2nd Half 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2


Final Grade


2008 Grade

2007 Grade



Midseason Grade: INC

Final Grade: INC

Joined Team: Drafted in the 7th round of the 2005 Entry Draft.

MHH Nicknames:


  • Leopold (5)
  • One game as a 7th defenseman

Ice Time:*

  • TOT 8:30 (12th)
  • EV 8:09 (12th)
  • PK 0:00 (13th)
  • PP :23 (11th)

*Rank is based on total minutes, not average per game.

Best Month: January (3 games, 0 points)

Career Highlights: Cumiskey was named to the AHL All-Star team

Report: This was a disaster of a season for Cumiskey on several different levels. Not only did a late-January shoulder injury knock him out in a season where he would have had a golden opportunity to get some NHL experience, but the early part of the season was a ridiculous development shunter as Cumiskey was shuttled 4 times between Denver and Cleveland and was a scratch for 15 of the 21 games he was up with the Avs.

In essence, the entire season was a complete write-off.

Fun Fact: Cumsiskey played in just 34 games between Lake Erie and Denver - the lowest total of his professional career.

The Kyle Cumiskey Drinking Game: Drink when someone bigger than Cumiskey is on the ice Drunk potential: Severe

What I Said Last Year: "As much as I like Cumiskey's surprising play in his own end, he needs to create some offense if he wants to stick around in Denver. And I hope he does, because I could easily see him becoming one of my favorite Avalanche players."

2008 Salary (and Cap Number): $475K ($552K)

2009-2010 Status: RFA ($522,500 QO)

Outlook for 2009: Cumiskey remains an intriguing character; he's small, but he can skate like the wind. With the lost season, we don't really know any more or less about Cumiskey's ability to make it in the NHL. I still feel it boils down to whether he can become comfortable with his offensive game. If he can find his offensive mojo, I think he can become a rather useful defensemen for the Avs. He needs an opportunity to play, though. Watching games from the press box is doing nothing for his development.

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