Who Wore It Best: Number 13

The lucky number 13. Not worn by many players, but some of them being some fan favorites.

Valeri Kamensky

Kamensky was drafted by Quebec in 1988 in the 7th round. He didnt wear 13 his whole time with the franchise but spent the majority and the last 5 years with the franchise donning the number 13. In his time with the franchise he played in 460 games with 166 goals and 248 assists for a total of 414 points. He won the cup with the Avalanche in 1996 and spent 3 seasons after that with them. He left in 1999 for the New York Rangers as a free agent. Fun fact, Kamensky was the player who scored the first goal in Avalanche history.

Dan Hinote

Hinote initially planned on a career in the FBI but left the Academy when he was the first NHL player to be drafted out of West Point in 1996 by the Colorado Avalanche. He spent a couple years developing in the OHL and AHL before turning pro with the Avalanche in 1999. He was also the first Florida born player to score a goal in the NHL. In 353 games, Hinote fell into a defensive PKer role but still managed 27 goals and 38 assists with 254 penalty minutes. He left the franchise as a free agent and signed with St Louis.

Freddie Hamilton

Freddie was traded to the Avalanche in exchange for Karl Stollery in an effort to convince his brother, Dougie, to come to the Colorado Avalanche. He spent 17 games with the Avalanche before leaving as a free agent. Though he did manage to get one goal in those 17 games.

Alex Kerfoot

Kerfoot was drafted by the New Jersey Devils but spent all 4 years in college and became a UFA. He signed with the Avalanche and impressed the team out of training camp and started the season on a line with Nail Yakupov and Matt Duchene. He had a great rookie season in the NHL and registered 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points and 5th on the team in points. He is still on his ELC and will spend another season with the Avalanche.

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Collin is a software developer and through his passion of the Colorado Avalanche started this site with the help of the other writers here. He looks forward to talking Avs and writing for you all.

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