Top 5 Colorado Avalanche Moments of 2014

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#4: Avalanche Win Trophies

Jun 24, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Calder Trophy winner Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche poses with the trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

While the Avalanche did not have the end to their postseason we had all hoped for, they did do well at the NHL Awards.

Three Avalanche players were nominated for awards. Nathan MacKinnon was up for the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year, Ryan O’Reilly for the Lady Byng for sportsmanlike conduct and Semyon Varlamov for the Vezina Trophy for goal tending. Head coach Patrick Roy was also up for the Jack Adams Award for coaching. The Avalanche were the most-nominated team in the NHL.

MacKinnon, O’Reilly and Roy all walked away with their trophies.