The Colorado Avalanche continue their point streak with only one loss (in overtime) so far this season. We look back at some of their best social media posts of the past week.
The Colorado Avalanche started the week by embarking on their first road trip of the season, and it’s a long one. Nearly 2 weeks on the road with six games to play, starting on the east coast in Washington, DC and ending on the west coast in Las Vegas.
Of course, hitting the road means airport suit photos and, as usual, the social media team has it covered. The team opted for a casual look with not a tie to be seen anywhere.
It’s nice to see Nathan MacKinnon having some fun with the media team this season.
For those of us who do not live in the US I find maps like this really useful. It’s nice to see where the team is travelling to.
It was Andre Burakovsky‘s first trip back to DC since being traded over the summer, so of course the media team wanted to interview him about it. He’s all smiles and clearly very happy to be back.
While they were on the road the media team gave us some more footage from the Meet the Team event that had happened during the previous week. Pavel Francouz is clearly settling in nicely, taking time out of playing Jenga to play Fetch with Bernie.
Colin Wilson has one of the most expressive faces I’ve ever seen. I have no idea what they’re talking about here but it must be something good.
What I like about the Avalanche’s social media team is how they interact with other official hockey accounts. It would be easy for them to focus just on what the Avs are doing, but they like to have fun.
Nikita Zadorov can quite often be seen messing with his teammates while they’re giving interviews on the ice during warmups. This season he’s decided to take it off the ice too.
Ian Cole was back in the lineup for the first road trip game and with it comes his long-running warmup tradition with Matt Calvert.
Is it really a hockey game without at least one pun?
It’s nice to see Ian Cole mentoring some of the younger defensemen now that he’s back in the lineup.
After a win in Washington Gabriel Landeskog was, understandably, in a very good mood.
He’s also having a lot of fun with his new Instagram account.
Andre Burakovsky is settling in and making new friends.
Last season, particularly during the playoffs, J.T. Compher made a habit of throwing a tape ball at someone before each game. It’s nice that he’s bringing some of the new guys into his tradition. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare displaying his hockey reflexes here.
Erik Johnson usually hides from the cameras, or pretends to at least, but sometimes he doesn’t and we are treated to him looking good in this coat.
It’s always fun when the media team gets a little bit sassy on Twitter.
And then they get caught up in the emotions of the game, just like us.
After a lackluster promotion of Pride Night last season, but a good showing at Denver Pride, it’s nice to see the Avalanche promoting causes for LGBTQ youth. Here’s hoping this leads to more coverage of this year’s Pride Night game.
Andre Burakovsky seems to have an uncanny knack for always knowing where the camera is. The social team pretends not to like it but I’m sure they really do.
Colin Wilson said he wasn’t going to wear a shirt for any more locker room interviews and he is sticking to that.
This is a fantastic action shot from a previous game against the Florida Panthers.
For reasons known only to himself Colin Wilson added some spikes to his helmet during practice.
J.T. Compher is judging us all.
Nikita Zadorov and the Avalanche’s media team have very much a sibling sort of relationship. As evidenced here.
When you’re on a winning streak you don’t want to change anything, and that includes player photos.
Colin Wilson has evidently been taking menace lessons from Nikita Zadorov.
And speaking of Zadorov
Tyson Jost scored his first career hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning and, as is the tradition, had a water bottle emptied in his face afterwards.
After the win in Tampa we were treated to some behind the scenes footage in the locker room, which we don’t get to see very often. It’s clear this team is on a high and enjoying the ride.
The Colorado Avalanche continue their road trip this week, playing in St Louis on Monday, Las Vegas on Friday and then returning home to play the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. We’ll be back next week with more social media highlights.