Colorado’s failed free agent pursuits of both Brian Boyle and Ryan Carpenter eventually led them to the other Vegas penalty-killing ace, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. For a team that has talked often about its affinity for getting younger and focusing on high-end skating, Bellemare is really neither. The 34-year-old Bellemare has followed a peculiar career path to get to Colorado as he…

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A.J. Haefele was born in Aurora, Colorado, raised in Katy, Texas and is the Colorado Avalanche beat reporter for DNVR. AJ helped launch the network back in 2015 and has filled roles as a team leader and Editor-In- Chief, along with co-hosting the DNVR draft podcasts along with his other duties. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Avalanche podcast.