NHL 19: Colorado Avalanche Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the Colorado Avalanche to glory with this roster?


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The Colorado Avalanche boast some of the most exciting stars in the NHL, but the team is greatly lacking strength in depth around their top skaters. But, sometimes, a hugely talented top line can carry a team to the playoffs. The Avs are certainly in with a shot of making it to the postseason but would benefit greatly from some players stepping up to make the lower lines more menacing.

Nathan MacKinnon, Center, 90 OVR

Age: 23
Role: Playmaker Center
Height: 183cm
Weight: 93kg
Shoots: Right
Best Stats: 93 Deking, Passing, Puck Control, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Nathan MacKinnon had a monster campaign in 2017/18, scoring 39 goals and a massive 97 points alongside the emergence of Mikko Rantanen, who claimed 84 points himself. MacKinnon and his fellow top-liners are the reason why this team is competing for a place in the playoffs, with MacKinnon off to another hot start of 19 goals and 43 points through 28 games. 

Tyson Barrie, Defenseman, 85 OVR

Age: 27
Role: Two-Way Defenseman
Height: 178cm
Weight: 86kg
Shoots: Right
Best Stats: 91 Passing, Puck Control. 90 Offensive Awareness, Acceleration, Agility, Slap 
Shot Power

Colorado’s cornerstone defenseman is the one who holds it all together. With an emphasis on moving the puck to talented scorers rather than seeking personal glory, Tyson Barrie works both ends of the ice very well, plays in all situations, and tallies a fair few points. At the 28-game mark, Barrie had featured in 24 games, tallying 21 points. 

Semyon Varlamov, Goaltender, 86 OVR

Age: 30
Role: Hybrid Goaltender
Height: 188cm
Weight: 95kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 91 Agility, Speed. 90 Recover

It wasn’t too long ago that pundits thought Semyon Varlamov was on his way out of Colorado following some weak seasons that were also plagued by injury. But, the Russian hung in to re-establish himself as the Avs’ number one and is currently putting together what could be his most accomplished season to date. Through 19 starts, Varlamov had a goals against average of 2.43 and a very strong .923 save percentage with one shutout. 

NHL 19 Colorado Avalanche Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Colorado Avalanche’s first lines start. As you can see by the line, Colorado puts all of its eggs in one basket here, with the only exception being Nikita Zadorov in for Erik Johnson. This is the line that will put up points at even strength, with the majority of them featuring on the man-advantage as well.

Gabriel Landeskog (85) – Nathan MacKinnon (90) – Mikko Rantanen (87)
Nikita Zadorov (80) – Tyson Barrie (85)
Semyon Varlamov (86)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Mikko Rantanen

87

Left Wing Sniper

193cm

21

Left

91 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power

Gabriel Landeskog

85

Left Wing Power Forward

185cm

25

Left

89 Balance, Strength, Slap Shot Power

Erik Johnson

83

Two-Way Defenseman

193cm

30

Right

89 Strength, Balance, Stick Checking

Alexander Kerfoot

81

Playmaker Center

178cm

24

Left

88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Ian Cole

81

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

29

Left

88 Slap Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Strength, Balance, Stick Checking, Shot Blocking

Carl Soderberg

81

Two-Way Center

191cm

32

Left

87 Stick Checking, Balance, Strength

Nikita Zadorov

80

Defensive Defenseman

196cm

23

Left

90 Balance, Aggressiveness. 89 Strength, Body Checking

Patrik Nemeth

80

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

26

Left

90 Balance, Strength. 88 Body Checking

Colin Wilson

80

Left Wing Playmaker

185cm

28

Left

90 Discipline. 88 Balance, Strength, Slap Shot Power

Matt Calvert

79

Right Wing Sniper

180cm

28

Left

90 Acceleration, Agility. 89 Deking

Matt Nieto

79

Two-Way Left Wing

180cm

25

Left

88 Speed. 87 Acceleration, Agility

Sven Andrighetto

78

Right Wing Sniper

178cm

25

Left

87 Discipline. 86 Acceleration, Speed, Agility

Mark Barberio

78

Offensive Defenseman

185cm

28

Left

86 Acceleration, Speed, Slap Shot Power

Tyson Jost

78

Two-Way Center

180cm

20

Left

85 Slap Shot Power, Durability, Aggressiveness, Agility, Acceleration, Speed, Stick Checking

J.T. Compher

78

Two-Way Center

183cm

23

Right

85 Discipline, Slap Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Durability, Acceleration, Speed

Samuel Girard

78

Offensive Defenseman

178cm

20

Left

95 Discipline. 89 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Gabriel Bourque

77

Two-Way Left Wing

178cm

27

Left

90 Discipline. 87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Deking

Anton Lindholm

76

Two-Way Defenseman

180cm

23

Left

85 Shot Blocking, Slap Shot Power. 84 Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Wrist Shot Power

Dominic Toninato

73

Two-Way Center

188cm

24

Left

85 Balance, Durability, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Philipp Grubauer

83

Hybrid Goaltender

185cm

26

Left

88 Agility, Recover, Speed

A.J. Greer, Left Wing, 75 OVR

Age: 21
Role: Two-Way Left Wing
Height: 191cm
Weight: 92kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Top 9 
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A.J. Greer has the potential to break into the Colorado Avalanche team from the start of the game if you choose to infuse some more youth into the team. Fairly average across the board, Greer’s strengths come from his physicality attributes – with 87 aggressiveness and body checking as well as 85 strength – making him a good fit for a checking line until he develops his other skills.

It’s a rather uninspiring prospect pool which appears to have been all but drained in recent years. Teenage defenseman Connor Timmins is one of the better prospects but has a few years left until he can compete for a place in the NHL lines, with same going for 18-year-old two-way center Martin Kraut.

NHL 19 Colorado Avalanche Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Martin Kraut

61

Two-Way Center

185cm

18

Right

Top 6 med

Nick Henry

61

Two-Way Right Wing

183cm

19

Right

Top 9 med

Conor Timmins

65

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

19

Right

Top 4 med

Travis Barron

60

Two-Way Center

185cm

20

Right

Bottom 6 med

Josh Anderson

61

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

20

Left

7th D med

Brandon Saigeon

60

Two-Way Center

185cm

20

Left

Top 9 med

Ty Lewis

61

Two-Way Left Wing

180cm

20

Left

Bottom 6 med

Nicolas Meloche

70

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

21

Right

Top 6 med

Jean-Christophe Beaudin

63

Playmaker Center

185cm

21

Right

Top 9 med

Justus Annunen

54

Butterfly Goaltender

191cm

18

Left

Backup med

Adam Werner

58

Butterfly Goaltender

193cm

21

Left

Backup med

Spencer Martin

68

Hybrid Goaltender

188cm

23

Left

AHL Starter med

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