Andre Benoit

Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche scores on a slapshot against the Winnipeg Jets to tie the score 2-2 in the final minute of the second period at Pepsi Center on March 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Former Av Andre Benoit Signs With Sabers

The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday.

07/23/2014

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 28, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Parise Lifts Wild Past Avs 5-2, To Tie Series At 3

Zach Parise scored early and late on tipped shots, and the Minnesota Wild tacked on two empty-net goals for a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night that sent the first-round playoff series to a decisive Game 7.

04/28/2014

Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes a save off his shoulder against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on March 16, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Varlamov, Avalanche Fend Off Senators 3-1

Semyon Varlamov made 38 saves and Andre Benoit, Nick Holden and John Mitchell scored as the Avalanche won 3-1 on Sunday.

03/16/2014

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Duchene Scores Winner In OT As Avs Beat Jets 3-2

Matt Duchene scored 2:33 into overtime, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots to lift the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Jets on Monday night.

03/10/2014

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Ducks defeated the Avalanche 2-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rookie MacKinnon Has Avs In Thick Of Playoff Race

Nathan MacKinnon squirmed a bit in front of his locker and tugged on the brim of his Colorado Avalanche ball cap, a little uncomfortable with any sort of comparison to the Great One.

03/07/2014

Paul Stastny #26 of the Colorado Avalanche carries the puck across the blue line during the first period of the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on March 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

MacKinnon Breaks A Gretzky Record, Avs Defeat Wings In OT

Andre Benoit scored off an assist from rookie Nathan MacKinnon with 31.4 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Thursday night.

03/07/2014

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Avalanche Cruise To 6-2 Win Over Stars

Paul Stastny scored twice and added two assists and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Monday night.

12/16/2013

Ryan O'Reilly (credit: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Avalanche Beat Coyotes 4-3 In Overtime

Ryan O’Reilly scored a power-play goal with 41 seconds left in overtime and the Colorado Avalanche bounced back after allowing two third-period goals to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday night.

11/22/2013

Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Landeskog Scores 2 in 2nd As Avalanche Beat Kings

Gabriel Landeskog scored twice in the second period, rallying the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

09/29/2013

Andre Benoit #61 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 24, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Avalanche Sign D Andre Benoit

The Colorado Avalanche bolstered their blue line on the opening day of free agency, signing defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year deal on Friday.

07/06/2013

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