A.J Greer has been named this season's recipient of the Yanick Dupre Award, as the American Hockey League's man of the year.
It was a season full of highs and lows. The Avalanche's goals against were a league-high 276. Their goals for, a league-low 165.
Butcher can become an unrestricted free agent in August. It's time for the Avalanche and Butcher to put aside the past and move forward together.
It was a busy weekend for nearly every team in Colorado, starting with the national champion DU Pioneers hockey team.
The 20-year-old Rantanen also had an assist to mark a solid night, despite suffering a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
After riding the waiver wire for a few years, Mark Barberio is finding a new meaning in his role on the Colorado Avalanche's roster.
Dallas scored one goal in each period of regulation and scored the only goal in the shootout to close the season 4-1 against Colorado.
On Saturday, at 6:00 p.m. MT, Denver will take on Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA CHampionship game. The Avalanche are also playing at 6.
"It would be great to go over there and win one more time," Duchene told Mile High Sports. "Hopefully next year, it will be a playoff run instead."
Butcher is the sixth defenseman to win the Hobey Baker Award. He is also the second Pioneer, joining defenseman Matt Carle, who captured the trophy in 2006.