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A Series: Looking into Avalanche and Nordiques Player Numbers: Number 1

Who wore it best?!


As there isn't much news other than "there's a lockout" - which isn't really news at all, I thought I'd start a daily thread investigating which players wore a number for the Colorado Avalanche - and for added kicks - the Quebec Nordiques. Each day there will be a poll asking you to vote on who you thought wore it best.

00- No Avalanche or Nordiques players have worn this number.

0- No Avalanche or Nordiques players have worn this number.

1- David Aebischer, Craig Billignton, Andrew Raycroft, Semyon Varlamov, John Garrett (Quebec), Ron Low (Quebec), Bob Mason (Quebec), Michel Plasse (Quebec), Richard, Sevigny (Quebec), Garth Snow (Quebec), Ron Tugnutt (Quebec). The number 1 is, apparently, rather popular among goalies.

David Aebischer: Before playing with the Colorado Avalanche, David played with the Hershey Bears. From the 1998 season through to the 2000 season David amassed 98 games played. Once he made the jump to the Colorado Avalanche he played 161 games. He won a total of 89 games. He was Patrick Roy's back up during the spectacular 2001 season, again in 2002 when he posted a 1.88 goals against allowed, and in 2003. In 2004 he played the most games of his career - 62 with 32 wins. In 2006 he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Jose Theodore.

Craig Billington: Craig was a member of the Colorado Avalanche from the 1997 season to the 1999 season. His first two seasons he played 23 games in each, winning 11 games in 1997 and 8 games in 1998. In 1999 he played 21 games and won 11.

Andrew Raycroft: In 2009 Andrew played 31 games for the Colorado Avalanche. He earned his team 12 wins that year with 3.14 GAA and a 0.892 Save Percentage.

Semyon Varlamov: Semyon joined the Colorado Avalanche in the summer of 2012 via trade with the Washington Capitals. In the 53 games he played last year he won 26, posted a 2.59 GAA and a 0.913 save percentage.

John Garrett: John was traded to the Quebec Nordiques in 1982 and in 1983 he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. He played a total of 29 games. In 1982 he had a 5.17 GAA and in 1983 he posted a 4.03 GAA.

Ron Low: Played for the Quebec Nordiques in 1980, played 15 games and had 5 wins and a 3.70 GAA.

Bob Mason: Played for the Quebec Nordiques in 1989. He posted 5 wins in 22 games and had a 4.73 GAA.

Michel Plasse: Played for the Quebec Nordiques in 1981 and 1982. In 1981 he played 33 games, had 10 wins and a 3.66 GAA. In 1982 he played 8 games and had 2 wins and a 5.41 GAA.

Richard Sevigny: Richard was part of the Quebec Nordiques between 1985 to 1987. In 1985 he played 20 games and had 10 wins with a 3.37 GAA. in 1986 he played 11 games, with three wins and a 4.23 GAA. In 1987 he played 4 games and had no wins and a 4.58 GAA.

Garth Snow: Garth played 2 games for the Quebec Nordiques in 1995. He had one win and a 5.55 GAA.

Ron Tugnutt :Ron was part of the Quebec Nordiques from 1988 to 1992. In 1988 he played 6 games, with 2 wins and a 3.38 GAA. In 1989 he played 26 games earned 10 wins and had a 3.60 GAA. In 1990 he played 35 games, had 5 wins a 4.61 GAA. In 1991 he played 56 games had 12 wins and a 4.05 GAA. In 1992 he played 30 games, had 6 wins and a 4.02 GAA.

What say you? Who wore number 1 the best?

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