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Joe Sakic | Center

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (47) / 7/7/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 1987 / Rd. 1 (15) / Que

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The Colorado Avalanche have inked an affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Colorado Eagles.
"We are looking forward to the start of this new relationship with the Eagles," Avalanche GM Joe Sakic said. "We feel this will be the right environment for some of our prospects to play." The Avalanche were previously affiliated with the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Komets, but naturally this will place their ECHL partner closer to home. Jul 21 - 9:46 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Don't expect the Colorado Avalanche to make headlines on July 1.

"We’re not going to be looking that day," Avalanche GM Joe Sakic said. "As the summer goes on, we’ll see what good fits are. But on the July 1, don’t expect us to go after any big long-term deals. Within our own, we’re going to discuss what we have within, but outside on July 1 we’re not going to go after a big splash." In other words, Colorado isn't likely to chase after the top UFA players in this year's market, but once the dust settles and prices go down, Sakic will look for upgrades. The Avalanche are in a healthy cap position though, which would help them on the trade market if they choose to go that route.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 17 - 4:32 PM

Joe Sakic believes it's time for Colorado's players to find a way to win.

The Avs have just three wins in the first 10 games of the season, and that clearly isn't good enough. "Everybody knows. We all watch the same thing. You all know who's struggling. It's time for the players to find a way to win hockey games. There are no excuses." Colorado currently sits in last place in the Central division with seven points.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:45:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche alumni will be taking on the Detroit Red Wings alumni as part of the NHL's Stadium Series in February.

Colorado and Detroit will play a regular season game at Coors Field in Colorado on February 27th, but on the 26th the alumni from both teams will go head-to-head. "We have had an outstanding rivalry with the Red Wings during those years," Sakic said in a release. "We are looking forward to experiencing this grand outdoor setting and a special weekend of hockey in Denver." Some of the more notable names playing in the game will include: Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy, Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake for Colorado, while Chris Chellios, Brendan Shanahan, Nicklas Lidstrom and Igor Larionov will suit up for the Wings.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 09:29:00 AM

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."
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 11:24:00 AM

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
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 10:42:00 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
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 09:34:00 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

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