The American Hockey League and its board of governors made the very difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season and Calder Cup playoffs. While it is extremely disappointing to see this incredible season come to its conclusion, the Colorado Eagles fully support this measure to protect the health of the team, its staff and its incredible fans.
As the second day of Avalanche Training Camp comes to a close, we sat down with Avalanche Head Coach Jared Bednar to talk about the nine Eagles players that have made it onto the expanded roster.
"I think that those guys have played an important role in where we are in the standings coming into this thing and the chance to fight for home ice advantage in the playoffs," Bednar said of the Eagles players added to the roster. Thirteen players from the Eagles roster this season suited up for the Avalanche before the season was paused. Forward Logan O'Connor scored his first NHL goal during the regular season, while goaltender Adam Werner recorded a shutout in his first NHL start.
"With some of the injuries we've had, we've seen those guys come up and make big contributions and timely contributions to our hockey club and help us win hockey games. It's my opinion that if you play deep enough we're gonna need everyone that we have on our roster to help contribute in order to get to where we want to go, which is eventually to be the Stanley Cup champions," said Avs' Head Coach.
Avalanche Training Camp will continue throughout the week as the team gets ready for the round-robin tournament to decide seedings for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. For the most current news on Eagles players and hockey's return to play plan, subscribe to the Eagles' newsletter by clicking here