VIDEO: Milan Hejduk leading by example

After finishing the 2008-09 campaign with a measly 69 points and losing future Hall of Famer Joe Sakic to retirement in the summer, it looked like the Colorado Avalanche were in for a full fledged rebuild.

But the team’s 6-1-1 start has changed the forecast in Colorado. And the chief reason for the team’s quick start is the play of veteran forward Milan Hejduk. Hejduk, a fourth round pick of the Quebec Nodiques in 1994, has three goals and seven points through the team’s first eight games.

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The Hockey News’ Ryan Kennedy explores Hejduk’s early season success and his leadership role on the young Avs team.

Follow the leader: Hejduk leading by example

REPORTER: Ryan Kennedy | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper

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