Based in Denver, Colorado, United States, the Colorado Avalanche is a professional ice hockey team. The Colorado Avalanche is the member of the Western Conference’s Northwest Division of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Avalanche has won the Stanley Cup two times, in 1996 and 2001. The franchise was recognized in Quebec and was the Quebec Nordiques until moved to the Colorado in the year 1995. The Avalanche have won their eight division titles and moved to the playoffs in each of their first 10 seasons in the Denver, with the streak ending in the year 2007. The Avalanche are the only team in National Hockey League history to win the Stanley Cup in their first season after a relocation, and the second team to win a championship their first season after a relocation in any of the four major North American sports leagues, following the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
From their first season in Denver in the year 1995, till the end of the 1998–99 seasons, they played their home games at the McNichols Sports Arena. Since then, the Colorado Avalanche has played at the Center. The Colorado Avalanche has a notable rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings,