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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
37-15-5 79
35-17-9 79
36-19-5 77
33-25-2 68
30-26-3 63
28-25-6 62
23-31-5 51
15-39-5 35

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
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Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 18 30 -2 14:07 55

Top Ross Colton News

  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Puts Avs on board

    Colton scored a goal on four shots along with one hit and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Coyotes.

    Colton put Colorado up 1-0 early in the first period when Miles Wood set him up from behind the net. It was the second goal in three games for Colton, who has four points in that span. The Avalanche's latest iteration of the second line, which now includes Artturi Lehkonen, has combined to produce six even-strength goals over the last three contests.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Logs assist in loss

    Colton recorded an assist, two shots on net and one block over 13:50 of ice time in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning.

    Both Colton and Artturi Lehkonen were awarded assists after it appeared Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped and smothered Colton's shot, but the puck slithered free behind the goalie. That's where Bowen Byram jumped up and won the battle to score his second goal of the game. Colton has three points over the last two games and is up to 29 for the season.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Goal, assist in victory

    Colton notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Capitals.

    Colton opened the scoring 2:46 into the first frame, beating Charlie Lindgren on a breakaway to give the Avs an early lead. The 27-year-old forward would grab a second point with an assist on Artturi Lehkonen's tally in the second period. Colton had gone nine contests without a goal coming into Tuesday's action, posting six assists in that span. Overall, he's up to 11 goals and 28 points through 52 games this season.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Dishes two assists

    Colton provided a pair of assists, including one on the power play, and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-1 win over the Kings.

    Colton has served as a playmaker with six helpers over the last three games. He helped out on goals by Logan O'Connor and Cale Makar in this contest. Colton is up to 26 points, 87 shots on net, 64 hits, 45 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 47 outings overall. He'll likely continue to provide supporting offense in a top-six role.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Logs helper in win

    Colton had an assist, three shots on net, one hit and two penalty minutes over 14:56 of ice time in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Capitals.

    Colton's tip of a Nathan MacKinnon shot went wide, but Colorado retained possession and MacKinnon scored on his next attempt. It was Colton's fourth assist in the last two games. His line entered the contest as the team's hottest combination, but Wednesday was a night for the Avalanche's stars, as the top line was on the ice for all six tallies.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Three helpers in win

    Colton notched three assists in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Flyers.

    The 27-year-old helped set up both of Colorado's first-period tallies as the team jumped out to an early lead it wouldn't relinquish. Colton has two goals and six points in the last five games as he fills a top-six role for an Avs squad missing a couple key forwards in Artturi Lehkonen (neck) and Valeri Nichushkin (personal). Lehkonen could return next week, but Colton's recent production may allow him to hang onto his current spot on the depth chart.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Gets Avs on board

    Colton scored a power-play goal and had four shots on net over 18:52 of ice time in Monday's 4-3 loss to Montreal.

    Colton's seen an increase in TOI the last two games with Valeri Nichushkin (personal) unavailable. He's taken advantage of the increased responsibilities, contributing two goals and an assist over the past two contests as a member of the second line. Nichushkin will be gone for an indefinite period of time, and the Avalanche will need Colton and others to fill the offensive void created by the Russian forward's absence.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Steps up for Nichushkin

    Colton had a power-play assist and notched an empty-net goal in Saturday's 5-3 win over Toronto. He finished with three shots and five hits over 19:01 of ice time.

    For the third time this season, Colton was given a heavier-than-normal load due to Valeri Nichushkin (illness) being unavailable. He replaced Nichushkin on the second line and responded with his third two-point night of the season. Colton also played 3:46 on the top power-play unit and earned the primary helper on Jonathan Drouin's second-period goal. In winning the faceoff, Colton took a stick to the face and fell to the ice, but he scrambled back up in time to set up the tally, which set the Avalanche on their way to erasing a 3-0 deficit.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Set to play

    Colton (leg) is expected to play Tuesday versus the Islanders, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports.

    Colton was considered probable heading into the game, so it's not a surprise he's officially good to go. He missed a pair of games while dealing with the injury. Colton's return will send Kurtis MacDermid to the press box as a healthy scratch.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Slated to be game-time call

    Colton (leg) is expected to be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Islanders, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports.

    Coach Jared Bednar said Colton was "probable" to play, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the Avalanche forward returned from a two-game absence. Colton has accumulated eight goals, 17 points, 64 shots on net, 22 blocked shots and 51 hits over 35 games this season.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Unavailable Sunday

    Colton (leg) won't play Sunday versus the Sharks, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports.

    Per Boulding, Colton is dealing with a leg injury. He had three helpers over his previous five outings before the injury. Colton's absence has allowed Ryan Johansen to rejoin the second line, while Kurtis MacDermid is seeing a regular run on the fourth unit.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Not playing Friday

    Colton (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against the Blues on Friday, Corey Masisak of The Denver Post reports.

    Colton picked up an injury against Arizona on Wednesday and will now miss at least one game as a result. The 27-year-old has eight goals and 17 points through 35 contests. His next chance to play will be Sunday against the Sharks.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Questionable Friday

    Colton (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision versus St. Louis on Friday, Jesse Montano of Guerilla Sports reports.

    Colton was hurt in the third period of Wednesday's tilt in Arizona. He's on a two-game point streak with two assists during that stretch, giving him eight goals and 18 points in 36 games. Should Colton be unable to go, look for Ryan Johansen to move up from the third line to center Jonathan Drouin and Miles Wood on the second line.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Unable to finish game

    Colton (undisclosed) left Wednesday's game versus the Coyotes, Jesse Montano of Guerilla Sports reports.

    Colton was injured in the third period. He had one assist and four hits over 11:16 of ice time prior to leaving the game. The 27-year-old's status should be updated prior to Friday's game versus the Blues. If he can't play, the Avalanche may need to call up a forward or insert Caleb Jones into the lineup as a seventh defenseman.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Manages assist Saturday

    Colton recorded an assist and two hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

    Colton has picked up four points over the last seven games. He's seen second-line minutes on occasion recently, flipping places in the lineup with Ryan Johansen. Colton has been a solid secondary scorer with eight goals, eight helpers, 64 shots on net, 46 hits, 33 PIM and a minus-3 rating through 34 contests overall.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Slides helper in win

    Colton recorded an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.

    Colton set up Miles Wood's goal in the first period, which ended up being the game-winner. While he's produced three points over the last four games, Colton went four contests without a point before that. The 27-year-old remains a useful middle-six forward for the Avalanche. He's produced 15 points, 61 shots, 42 hits, 33 PIM and a minus-1 rating across 31 outings this season.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Two-point effort in comeback win

    Colton scored a goal on two shots, added an assist and levied three hits in Monday's 6-5 win over the Flames.

    Colton snapped an eight-game goal drought with his third-period tally, sparking a three-goal rally over 4:10 for the Avalanche. He'd also gone four contests without a point entering Monday. The 27-year-old was back on the third line after getting bumped up to the second-line center spot recently. He's produced 14 points, 57 shots on net, 39 hits, 33 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 28 outings this season.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Helpers in back-to-back games

    Colton notched an assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Ducks.

    Colton has an assist in each of the last two games, and he's racked up four goals and four helpers through his last 10 outings. The 27-year-old has been a perfect fit in a middle-six role for the Avalanche, doing well despite averaging a mere 13:00 of ice time per game as the team leans on its top line heavily. Colton has 12 points, 53 shots on net, 34 hits, 33 PIM and a plus-3 rating through 23 contests.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Picks up assist in loss

    Colton recorded an assist and one hit over 14:27 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona.

    After the Avalanche failed to convert on a 2-on-1, Colton regrouped in the neutral zone and initiated sequence that ended with a Miles Wood tally during the second period. While the third line has started to produce more offense of late -- Colton has seven points over the last nine games -- the Avalanche remain a team that relies heavily on the first line when it comes to scoring.

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  • Avalanche's Ross Colton: Lights lamp Friday

    Colton scored a goal on three shots and added four PIM in Friday's 3-2 win over the Wild.

    Colton opened the scoring with 2:17 left in the first period. The 27-year-old Colton has four goals and two helpers over his last six contests, providing valuable depth scoring from the third line. He's up to 10 points, 46 shots on net, 30 hits, 29 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 19 outings. While he's not seeing much power-play time, his recent production could get him on the radar in fantasy formats that reward his hard-nosed style.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 191 lbs
Birthplace: Robbinsville, NJ
Age: 27
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left