Avalanche hires Konowalchuk and Deadmarsh as coaches

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DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche have hired former players Steve Konowalchuk and Adam Deadmarsh as coaches.

Konowalchuk will be an assistant coach and Deadmarsh will be video and development coach. The hires were announced Friday.

They join coach Joe Sacco and assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre, who were hired on June 4 after the Avs fired Tony Granato and shook up their front office.

Konowalchuk played 790 games in 14 NHL seasons with Washington and Colorado. He had 171 goals and 225 assists. He also appeared in 52 playoff games, with nine goals and 12 assists.

Deadmarsh played 567 games in nine seasons with the Quebec-Colorado franchise and the Los Angeles Kings. He had 184 goals and 189 assists.

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