The Colorado Avalanche are a professional NHL hockey franchise based out of Denver, Colorado. The team was founded in 1972 as the Quebec Nordiques, but moved to Colorado to become the Avalanche in 1995. Currently, the team competes in the Central Division of the Western Conference, and plays in Denver's Pepsi Center.
The Avalanche's team colors are burgundy, blue, black, silver, and white. They are led by team captain, Gabriel Landeskog.