Mar 23, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche defensemanZach Redmond
(22) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Avalanche defensemen had some noteworthy moves during the 2014-15 season. Defensemen tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to highlight reels. Sure, they occasionally make it with a big hit or fight, but their play in general tends to be like the bassist in a rock band — essential, but not center stage.
That’s not to say Avalanche defensemen can’t be the center of attention. Tyson Barrie has certainly wowed the crowd on more than one occasion. And we’ll never forget how Erik Johnson saved Game 1 in the 2014 playoffs:
The majority of these Colorado Avalanche defensemen moments from the 2014-15 season may not be the stuff of highlights. However, they’re all examples of how the Colorado blueliners helped the team. Whether it was a goal, a point or a world-recognized honor, these five moments shined for the Colorado Avalanche defense.