In the autumn of 1995, the franchise was born, and "The Franchise" was born. The Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver after the 1994-95 NHL season — and the Colorado Avalanche came to life that fall. And on Sept. 1, 1995, a boy was born who would become the Avalanche's franchise-player-in-waiting, the No. 1 pick in 2013, this wunderkind wonder kid.
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