Avalanche Not Giving Forward Qualifying Offer

 The Colorado Avalanche will not be extending a qualifying offer to forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel.

Aube-Kubel had a solid season this past year, scoring 11 goals and 11 assists in 67 games played. He also posted a very good plus/minus rating of 14. 

For his NHL career, Aube-Kubel has 21 goals, 29 assists, and 50 points in 169 games. 

The twenty-six year old is a solid bottom-six forward, with good forechecking ability as well as defensive awareness. He will be a nice cheap piece for a team looking for some extra depth this offseason. 

Aube-Kubel gained some extra media attention a few weeks ago after he humoursly tripped and fell while skating with the cup, causing it to be dented.


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