Colorado Avalanche Decade in Review: 20 Memorable Moments

DENVER, COLORADO - OCTOBER 30: Joonas Donskoi #72 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a goal against the Florida Panthers with his bench at the Pepsi Center on October 30, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Panthers defeated the Avalanche 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - OCTOBER 30: Joonas Donskoi #72 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a goal against the Florida Panthers with his bench at the Pepsi Center on October 30, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Panthers defeated the Avalanche 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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CALGARY, AB – MARCH 18: Tyson Barrie #4 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a shootout goal from the bench against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 18, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB – MARCH 18: Tyson Barrie #4 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a shootout goal from the bench against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 18, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) /

12. Memorable Moment: Tyson Barrie Cracks 50-Point Mark

Throughout his tenure as an Avs player, I liked to call Tyson Barrie a rover. He’s not much of a wizard at defense. He’s an offensive defenseman, and he made that the calling card of his game.

The 2014-15 season was the first full one with the NHL club. He had over 100 NHL games to his name, but that year was his first full season. He played in 80 games.

And he made his presence known. He recorded his first 50-point season, earning 53 points (12 goals, 41 assists). He was the quarterback of the power play, and 21 of those points came with the man-advantage.