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2022-23 Colorado Avalanche Player Nicknames

Your Colorado Avalanche go by plenty of names. Here’s our annually updated list!

Coach Jared Bednar

  • Coach Conehead (A reference to the Coneheads’ characters and their alias), Bender (Referring to the lovable deviant robot from the 90s cartoon Futurama), JB, Jables, Blendar

Erik Johnson

  • EJ or Edge (the first one seems the easiest and the latter is one of his actual nicknames), The Condor - (because of the way he swoops through the rink, carrying the puck and generating an offensive chance from nothing)

Gabriel Landeskog

  • Face - (A-team reference), Landy/Lando/Gabe/Babe

Nathan MacKinnon

  • Mac/MacK (because hockey players aren’t very creative), Mack Daddy - (I don’t know how this one came along but sounds cool?), Nate, Nate Dogg/The Dogg

Mikko Rantanen

  • Rants, Mikko Sauvé (Refers to 1990 song “Rico Sauvé” by Ecuadorian rapper Gerardo Mejia), The Moose (Because of how big and strong he is, somewhat like a moose but with more pizazz on ice than an actual moose)

Bowen Byram

  • The Kid (2.0), Bo

Devon Toews

  • Tazer

Cale Makar

  • The Kid, All Hail Cale

Valeri Nichushkin

  • Big Val, Nuke, Chu Chu

Logan O’ Connor

  • LOC (it’s just a lot easier to say this acronym rather than his full name)

Jacob MacDonald

  • Mac

J.T. Compher

  • JT (again, obviously very creative), JTC, 1877-Goal-Now - from our very own Jackie, a solid nickname for a great guy), Comphs

Pavel Francouz

  • Frankie

Samuel Girard

  • Sammy G

Martin Kaut

  • Marty

Evan Rodrigues

  • E-Rod, Evan Almighty

Alexandar Georgiev

  • Georgie, Alexandar the Great

Artturi Lehkonen

  • Lehky, Lehks, Good stick Lehky!

Alex Newhook

  • Newy, The Kid (3.0)

Andrew Cogliano

  • Cogs

Kurtis MacDermid

  • The Fighter, Enforcer

Ben Meyers

  • I honestly don’t know of any

Andreas Englund

  • Engs

Darren Helm

  • Helmer

Jonas Johansson

  • Jo-Jo

Brad Hunt

  • Huntsy

Denis Malgin

  • Malgy