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A Series: Looking into Avalanche and Nordiques Player Numbers: Number 11

Owen Nolan
Owen Nolan
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Chris Dingman: Chris was chosen 19th overall by the Calgary Flames in 1994. Dingman came to the Avalanche in 1999 with Theo Fleury in exchange for the deal that saw the Avs give up Wade Belak. Dingman won the Cup in 2001. He wore # 11 in 2000 and 2001. During that time, he played 109 games, had 9 goals, 4 assists and 240 penalty minutes.

Philippe Dupuis: Phil was picked 104th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2003. Although he made an appearance in Avs gear in 2009, he didn't start wearing the 11 until the 2010 and 2011 seasons. During those two years he played 78 games, had 6 goals, 12 points and 42 penalty minutes.

Keith Jones: Keith was drafted 141st overall in 1988. He played for Colorado from 1997 to 1999. During that time he played 102 games, had 28 goals, 29 assists and had 147 penalty minutes.

Darius Kasparaitis: Darius was drafted 5th overall in 1992 by the New York Islanders. Darius played a total of 11 games had no goals, no assists, had 19 penalty minutes and was a +1.

Cody McCormick: For those around for the meme, this is the "other" Cody. Cody was picked 144th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2001. From 2006 to 2009 Cody sported the number 11. In that time he amassed 7 goals, 18 assists, and 177 penalty minutes in 146 games. In 2009 Cody moved on to play for the Buffalo Sabres.

Jamie McGinn: McGinn was drafted 36th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2006 Entry Draft. Jamie is the current wearer of the number 11.Jamie was just part of the traded that sent Daniel Winnik away. He has only had the opportunity to wear the jersey for a few games. In his 17 games with the Avs he has had 8 goals, 5 assists, 11 penalty points and was a -4. He managed to win over quite a number of fans by scoring a goal with less than a second left in the third period to tie up the game while in Buffalo. The team went on to win that game in the shootout.

Andrei Nikolishin: In 1992 Andrei was picket 47th overall by the - Hartford Whalers! He played 49 games in Avs gear in 2004. During that time he got 5 goals, 7 assists and had 24 penalty minutes. He was also +3 during the regular season. In the post-season he played 11 games, had 2 points and 4 penalty minutes.

Owen Nolan: Owen was the first overall pick in 1990 and was selected by the Quebec Nordiques. Between 1992 and 1996 Owen was the proud wearer of the number 11 in both Nords and Avs gear. Nine games into the 1996 season he was traded to the San Jose Sharks for Sandis Ozolinsh. During his time with the teams he played 268 games, had 117 goals, 107 assist and 540 penalty minutes. He ranged from a -19 to a +21.

Jeff Shantz: Jeff was selected 36th overall in the 1992 draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He came to the Avalanche as part of the trade that sent Drury and Yelle to the Flames. He only played in Colorado in 2003. He played 74 games, had 3 goals, 6 assists, had 35 penalty minutes and was a -12.

Pascal Trepanier: Pascal was an undrafted player who played 15 games for the Avalanche in 1998. He had 0 goals, 1 assist, 18 penalty minutes and was a -2.

Mike Eagles: Eagles was picked 116th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1981 draft. Mike wore number 11 for the Quebec Nordiques on two separate occasions. In 1983 for a total of two games and then from 1986 to 1988. In total he played 224 games, had 34 goals, 41 assists, and 180 penalty minutes.

Jamie Hislop: Jamie was drafted 140th overall in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft and 49th overall in the WHA Amateur Draft. He chose the WHA until it's collapse and was then acquired by the Quebec Nordiques. He played a season and a half for the Nords. In 130 appearances he notched 38 goals, 42 assists and 21 penalty minutes.

Iiro Jarvi: Jarvi was drafted 54th overall in the 1983 draft by the Quebec Nordiques. He would wear the Nords logo for 116 games, he had 18 goals, 43 assists and 58 penalty minutes.

Basil McRae: Basil was drafted 87th overall in the 1980 draft by the Quebec Nordiques. He had two stints with the Quebec Nordiques, but only wore number 11 in 1982 and 1983. During that time he played 42 games, had 5 goals, 4 assist, and 128 penalty minutes.

Andre Savard: He's another player that was drafted both by the NHL and the WHA. He was picked 6th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1973 and 3rd overall by the Quebec Nordiques. He went with the Boston Bruins. However, at the end of his career he found his way back to the Nords playing for them in 1984 and 1985. He played 95 games, had 29 goals, 34 assists and 46 penalty minutes.