WINDSOR, CO. – The Colorado Eagles, proud AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have announced that goaltender Pavel Francouz has been reassigned to the Eagles on a long-term injury conditioning assignment by the team’s NHL affiliate. Francouz went 27-20-1 with the Eagles during the 2018-19 season, boasting a 2.68 goals-against average, a .918 save percentage and three shutouts. That performance also earned him a spot at the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic.
Francouz has gone on to appear in 36 NHL games with the Avalanche, producing a record of 21-9-4, to go along with 2.40 GAA, .923 save percentage and one shutout. Prior to moving to North America, the 31-year-old spent three seasons in the KHL with Traktor Chelyabinsk. In that time, he led the league in save percentage in back-to-back seasons and was named a KHL All-star in both 2017 and 2018. He was also honored as the KHL’s Best Goaltender at the conclusion of the 2017-18 campaign. In addition, Francouz also represented his native Czech Republic at the 2019 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia.
The Eagles will return to action when they take on the Tucson Roadrunners on Friday, December 3rd at 7:05 pm MT at the Budweiser Events Center. Tickets for all regular-season games are on sale now and start at just $19. You can find more information on ticket packages, theme tickets, and promotional nights, by visiting ColoradoEagles.com or by calling the ticket department at (970) 686-7468.