Final Grade, St. Patrick
There was so much hype about Roy coming back to Denver, you had to expect a disaster. Not hardly.
Final Grade, Landy
The Captain really started to show some leadership and looked much more comfortable with that C riding his chest.
Final Grades 2014
Final Grade, Radar
Shifting to Matt Duchene's wing sparked scoring that gave O'Reilly his best season yet.
Final Grade, Mr. Clean
Benoit was the kind of signing that made you go, "Hmmmm?" He turned out to be a good third-pairing player who put up some numbers, gave the kids a veteran presence on the blueline, and limited the times you still went "hmmmm?"
Final Grade, Bordy
Bordy's role changed a bit this season as fighting wasn't his only job.
Final Grade, Mack Truck
It was a disappointing year for Wilson, never gaining confidence after an early injury.
Final Grade, Ginger Devil
He didn't put anyone in the hospital or cost the Avs the playoffs, so I guess there's that.
Final Grade, Tangs
It's hard not to imagine how different the playoffs would have been if Tangs had stayed healthy.
Final Grade, Hishon the Magician
This season was a roaring success for Hishon, and his stats have nothing to do with it.
Final Grade, Jiggy
We didn't need Giguere to be stellar this season as Varlamov had that role down pat, but we did need him to hold his own. He did pretty much that.
Final Grade, MacK
Extraordinary. That's the first word that comes to mind when thinking about MacK.
Final Grade, Care Bear
We didn't see much of Carey, but his first dip into the show wasn't bad.
Final Grade, Pauly Walnuts
Stastny continued to do what he's always done: quietly be a bad ass. This season, though, more people noticed and realized how much the Avs really need him.
Final Grade, Tall-butt
This guy never quits. On the forecheck, on the penalty kill, on the ice.
Final Grade, Downs
Downie's appeal as a player may have led to his ultimate surrendering of his Avs' sweater.
Final Grade, Sarsy
Sarich was supposed to add veteran stability. He did what he could, but unfortunately, injuries and age caught up to him.
Final Grade, Pappy
Another inconsistent player, Parenteau would show flashes of top-line play only to follow it up with a disappearing act.
Final Grade, VDG
VDG is one of those guys you love to have on your affiliate team as his transition for call-up duty is seamless.
Final Grade, Ginner
Versatile, albeit inconsistent, McGinn put in a season worthy of a new contract with the Avs. Now if only the Avs can keep a healthy top six so that Fatty can man the third line like he's built to.
Final Grade, Dutchy
We all knew he'd be good. This season, he proved he is rising to elite status.
Final Grade, Yonner
Despite clearly being on the downside of his career, Hejda was a calming influence on EJ and allowed him to take risks offensively.
Final Grade, Johnny Malkin
For as frustrating as he was at times, Johnny was a solid commodity all season.
Final Grade, EJ
Criticism for not living up to that number one overall draft pick followed Johnson every season...until now.
Final Grade, Natey
Some nights, you'd say, "NATE!" Some nights, you'd say, "Naaaate?!?!"
Final Grade, Stolls
Karl Stollery got his cup of coffee in the NHL this season with the Avalanche.
Final Grade, Nicky
For a guy who was supposed to be a depth signing, Holden sure turned some heads.
Final Grade, Varly
Semyon Varlamov went from frustratingly average in the locked out 2013 season to one of the three best in the league this season.
NEWS: Avalanche adds to coaching staff.— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 15, 2016