Skip to main content

Avalanche hires Konowalchuk and Deadmarsh as coaches

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche have hired former players Steve Konowalchuk and Adam Deadmarsh as coaches.

Konowalchuk will be an assistant coach and Deadmarsh will be video and development coach. The hires were announced Friday.

They join coach Joe Sacco and assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre, who were hired on June 4 after the Avs fired Tony Granato and shook up their front office.

Konowalchuk played 790 games in 14 NHL seasons with Washington and Colorado. He had 171 goals and 225 assists. He also appeared in 52 playoff games, with nine goals and 12 assists.

Deadmarsh played 567 games in nine seasons with the Quebec-Colorado franchise and the Los Angeles Kings. He had 184 goals and 189 assists.

TOP HEADLINES

Screenshot_127

In the Cards: Ben Stelter's Inspiring Hockey Card

After taking the hockey world by storm, learn a bit about Ben Stelter's incredible hockey card that looks at the time when he got to take the ice with the Edmonton Oilers.

USATSI_18328983_168393426_lowres
Play

Cat-astrophe: Florida Must Learn From Lightning Loss

The Panthers came into the series as the higher seed, but Tampa Bay taught their in-state cousins a lesson about playoff hockey.

Nazem Kadri
Play

This is Nazem Kadri at His Best

Nazem Kadri has flourished in the playoffs so far. And his performance versus the St. Louis Blues has the team on the brink of elimination and unravelling at the seams.