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Joe Sakic | Center

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (45) / 7/7/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
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Joe Sakic admitted that Ryan O'Reilly's contract demands forced the team to trade him away, but he's happy with the way the Avalanche look going into 2015-16.
"It was clear to me we weren’t going to get to where the numbers were. We had a chance to acquire Carl Soderberg, who was high on our list, as a replacement. Big body, real smart with the puck. He’ll be a great fit for us – he’s a good two-way player. And that allowed us to not worry about the center position and try to get a good young D. We really like the potential of Zadorov. He’s capable of being a solid, solid D for us here for the next 10 years. And we add Grigorenko; he played for Patrick Roy. He’s another (big) guy who’s 6-foot-3. His hockey IQ is really good and we can really use that on the power play. And then J.T. Compher, our guys really liked. He’s captain this year at Michigan. He’s a leader, a tenacious player who plays a 200-foot game." Jun 28 - 11:24 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Joe Sakic said he will select the best player available with the 10th overall pick in next Friday's NHL Entry Draft.

"We know there are some good D (defensemen) that are going to be up top, and there's also a lot of real good forwards," Sakic said. "It is a deep draft, especially the top 12-13. And then you get down to second, third and fourth rounds and there seems to be a pretty good grouping there as well."
Source: Denver Post
Jun 21 - 10:42 AM

Joe Sakic believes that hosting an outdoor game will be an amazing experience for his organization.

The NHL announced that Colorado will be hosting one of two Stadium Series games in 2016. Colorado will take on Detroit at Coors Field in Denver on February 27th of next year. "This is a great day for our organization and our fans. Playing in an outdoor game will be an amazing experience for everyone," said Sakic. "To have this game in the state of Colorado, in a terrific venue like Coors Field, is something we are truly looking forward to."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 25 - 9:34 AM

Not that there's been much question who had final say in the Avs' front office, but now "Super" Joe Sakic has the official title for all to see.

Adrian Dater passed along the note after scanning the Avs' site. Sakic is also still the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, while Greg Sherman is now offically the Assistant GM and Alternant Govenor. Now you know who to call if you want to make a deal.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 09:41:00 PM

Joe Sakic is not in a rush to name a new head coach for the Avalanche.

Sakic may not have his new head coach in place in time for the June 30th Draft so it's obvious that Sakic is not going to be rushed into a decision. Some names being tossed around as possible candidates by Adrian Dater of the Denver Post are: Dave Tippett, Patrick Roy, Lindy Ruff and Dallas Eakins. Stay tuned.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, May 19, 2013 06:48:00 AM

Joe Sakic has been promoted to executive vice president of hockey operations of the Colorado Avalanche.

Josh Kroenke announced Friday he will take over as team president of the Avalanche, replacing Pierre Lacroix. Sakic has served as an executive adviser with the organization for the past two seasons. "Joe will be in charge of all hockey-related decisions moving forward," Kroenke said. "With his credentials, presence and knowledge of the game, Joe will be a key ingredient in making sure that together we reach our future goals." Greg Sherman will stay on as the team's general manager.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, May 10, 2013 03:56:00 PM

Joe Sakic is likely to start taking on more responsibility with the Colorado Avalanche.

Sakic was an executive adviser this season and his next title is unknown. The team might also recruit former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote to serve as an assistant coach, although Foote won't comment on the matter.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, May 8, 2013 07:11:00 PM

Joe Sakic is expecting "big things" from the Colorado Avalanche this season, provided of course that the lockout ends in time for their to be a season.

"You know, it’s a young team, but it’s an experienced young team that need to make the next step now," Sakic said. "They made the big push last year, but it’s not like the last 10 games were great. So now, it’s come back and get to the next level. And they should be able to do that." Colorado finished the 2011-12 campaign with a 41-35-6 record, which put them seven points shy of the eighth place - and Stanley Cup winning - Los Angeles Kings.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 10:11:00 AM

Joe Sakic will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night in Toronto in his first year of eligibility.

His career statistics speak for themselves with 625 goals and 1,641 points in 1,378 games. He won two Stanley Cups, one Conn Smythe Trophy, one Hart Trophy and one Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2002. Sakic is widely considered to be one of the top-10 centers of all time. He will head into the Hall on Monday along with fellow star players Pavel Bure, Mats Sundin and Adam Oates.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 10:14:00 AM

The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees are Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure, Mats Sundin and Adam Oates.

Many are surprised that Brendan Shanahan wasn't a first-ballot Hall of Famer while Sundin was, but it's tough to argue with this year's class. Bure and Sakic were among the most gifted goal-scorers of all-time while Oates was one of the game's greatest passers. Sundin did a little of everything and is in the argument for the best Swedish forward ever.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 03:08:00 PM

Joe Sakic is likely to be one of the names called Tuesday for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Sakic is ninth all-time in scoring with 1,641 points, won two Stanley Cups with the Avs, a Conn Smyth, a Hart Trophy and was the MVP in leading Canada to the gold medal in 2002. "As you get older and the media starts writing things about you, like 'future Hall of Famer', you start to think about it more I guess. But you know what? Other than that, I never thought about it, because it was never a goal," said Sakic. "Growing up, my goal never was: 'Oh, I wish I was in the Hall of Fame.' My goal was just to play in the National Hockey League. Then, when I was actually in the NHL, the goal was always to win a championship. Whatever I did on the ice and off the ice, it was always to try and get the max out of me." Brendan Shanahan is the other near-lock to have his name called Tuesday.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 09:30:00 AM

Joe Sakic has taken a job within the Colorado Avalanche organization.

Sakic will serve as an executive adviser/alternate governor. It's been speculated for a while that it was just a matter of time before he accepted a post-playing job with the Colorado Avalanche. However, Sakic wanted to put some time between the end of his storied NHL career and his acceptance of a formal front office position.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 06:25:00 PM

Joe Sakic does not want a formal organizational role in hockey yet, as he is enjoying his retirement.

"Whatever they need, I'm here," he said. "I'll be able to go to the rinks and give my input, or whatever they want me to do. As an actual job, a title, I'm not really ready for that yet. My kids are at such a great age, I want to be home with them, and I'm coaching the boys' (Chase and Mitchell) hockey and Kamryn, my daughter, is in gymnastics. I'm really enjoying that. I'm watching (the Avalanche) every game, and they know I'm here. I'll be at the rink once in a while, and if they need anything, I'll be there for them." Sakic added that he is looking forward to the reunion of the 1995-96 Avalanche team, that won the Stanley Cup, on Oct. 6-7 and to the season opener for Colorado on Oct. 7 against Chicago.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 06:32:00 AM

Joe Sakic wants to return to hockey and work in management for the Avalanche.

Sakic retired after the 2008-09 season and relaxed with his family last season. But he wants to get involved on the management side of the game and intends on speaking to the Avs shortly. "You can't just jump in and start at the top. I would go in knowing I'd have to learn all parts of the business for a few years," Sakic said. Stay tuned as the Avs will definitely find a position for their future Hall of Famer.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 07:09:00 AM

Joe Sakic could return to the Colorado Avalanche in a management's role next season.

GM Greg Sherman is planning to talk to Sakic in the foreseeable future to offer him a position in the organization. Sakic has said in the past that he would consider becoming part of the Avs management team. Stay tuned.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, May 29, 2010 07:41:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2John Mitchell
3Carl Soderberg
4Daniel Briere
5Freddie Hamilton
6Joey Hishon
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Cody McLeod
4Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Blake Comeau
3Jarome Iginla
4Dennis Everberg
5Jesse Winchester
6Patrick Bordeleau
7Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Jan Hejda
5Nick Holden
6Nikita Zadorov
7Brad Stuart
8Nate Guenin
9Ryan Wilson
10Zach Redmond
11Duncan Siemens
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra