Eddie's Jersey Room

A visual resource for the historical research of Colorado Avalanche NHL game worn or game used hockey jerseys, their characteristics, and the players who have worn them.

8 Joe Colborne

Joe Colborne Back
Joe Colborne Front
2016-2017 Twenty-first Season
Reebok Edge 2.0. Set 2. Neck tagging 58.
Colorado Registration No. 021708

From the second set of road jerseys, worn from Dec. 18 to Feb. 17. This jersey shows lighter overall wear. The right sleeve has several various-sized black marks in the elbow and cuff area, as well as a small board burn. The lower left sleeve shows some wear and damage in the cuff area, with a few smaller marks, some rubbing, a small hole, a small burn, and a two-inch repair. There is a one-inch repair on the left shoulder near the shoulder patch. Overall, the body is clean, with a few very small marks and snags below the crest. The size tag has a faded "II" marking, presumably designating the second set. The NHL Centennial patch was added to the right sleeve at the start of 2017. Joe Colborne played in 11 of the 14 games this set was worn. The jersey is accompanied by the Avalanche COA.

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NHL Centennial patch


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Shoulder repair

Joe Colborne

Joe Colborne was born on January 30, 1990, in Calgary, Alberta. Colborne played one season with the Notre Dame Hounds before joining the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In both of his two seasons with the Kodiaks, the club would capture the AJHL championship and reach the Royal Bank national championship with Colborne being named Canadian Junior A Player of the Year in 2008.

Colborne was selected in the first round (17th overall) in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, but would attend the University of Denver for two seasons before turning professional.

Following the completion of his second collegiate season, Colborne would join the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League for six games. The following season he was traded at the NHL trade deadline along with a first round draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenceman Tomas Kaberle. Colborne would join the Leafs AHL affiliate, but would make his NHL debut on April 9, 2011, in the final game of the regular season, recording an assist on a Phil Kessel goal.

Colborne would spend the majority of his time in the Leafs organization predominantly at the AHL level, appearing in 65 games for the Toronto Marlies in 2011-12 and 2012-13, recording 39 and 42 points respectively.

During training camp prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, Colborne was again traded. This time sent from the Maple Leafs to the Calgary Flames on in exchange for a fourth round draft pick. In his first season with his hometown Flames, Colborne appeared in 80 games and recorded 10 goals to go along with 18 assists.

Colborne would set new career highs in goals, assists and points during the 2015-16 season, with 19, 25 and 44 respectively. He became an unrestricted free agent at season's end and on July 1, 2016, inked a deal with the Colorado Avalanche.

Center - shoots L
Born: January 3, 1990 - Calgary, ALTA
6-5, 221 lbs.

Drafted by Boston Bruins, round 1 #16 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Traded to Toronto by Boston with Boston's 1st round pick (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Rickard Rakell) in 2011 NHL Draft and Boston's 2nd round pick (later traded to Colorado, later traded to Washington, later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Mke Winther) in 2012 NHL Draft for Tomas Kaberle, February 18, 2011. Traded to Calgary by Toronto for Calgary's 4th round pick (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected Ville Husso) in 2014 NHL Draft, September 29, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2016.

  • WCHA All-Rookie Team (2009)