Jared Bednar keeps showing he’s more than a great hockey coach

Aug 18, 2023, 12:09 PM

Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar is a very good hockey coach.

He’s also a great man.

Bednar’s a Stanley Cup champion, but also genuinely cares about the people around him and in the communities he calls home.

Anyone who meets Bednar seems to have universal praise for the coach’s upbeat nature and positive attitude.

Another example of that surfaced earlier this week when a private moment Bednar shared with a young man battling a devastating condition went viral.

How cool is that? Archer Franklin is in a fight no teenager should have to go through, and Bednar took some time to meet with him and simply talk.

Bednar was born in Yorkton Saskatchewan, about 2.5 hours from Humboldt, where he maintains some roots. He grew up mostly in the Humboldt area.

He was a huge supporter after a devastating bus crash killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos in 2018. The Avs head coach started a charity golf tournament to benefit the victims and survivors of the tragic accident.

If you want to learn about Franklin’s fight and how you can help, the Twitter account above provided some more information.



Nathan MacKinnon...

Will Petersen

Nathan MacKinnon robbed at ESPYS, doesn’t win best NHL player

The best NHL player was never revealed on Thursday night at the ESPYS, but it finally came out on Friday and Nathan MacKinnon didn't win

3 days ago

Avalanche Stars celebration...

Will Petersen

The Avalanche are still a top-5 team in the NHL, according to ESPN

Ahead of the Avalanche in ESPN's "way-too-early" Power Rankings for the 2024-25 season are the Panthers, Oilers, Stars and Rangers

6 days ago

Calum Ritchie is selected by the Colorado Avalanche...

Jake Shapiro

Avs first rounder Calum Ritchie will get chance to crack NHL roster

The Colorado Avalanche announced on Monday that the team has signed forward Calum Ritchie to a three-year entry-level contract.

7 days ago

Valeri Nichushkin suspension...

Will Petersen

There’s a new twist in the Valeri Nichushkin saga with Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin is speaking about what happened in April of 2023 in Seattle for the first time

7 days ago

Pavel Francouz...

Will Petersen

Avalanche Stanley Cup champion Pavel Francouz back in new role

Pavel Francouz is officially back with the Avalanche, but he won't be playing, rather coaching and helping the next wave of goaltenders

12 days ago

Erik Brannstrom Avalanche free agency...

Will Petersen

Avalanche add more defensive depth on second day of free agency

The Avalanche signed defenseman Erik Brannstrom away from the Senators in free agency, reportedly on a one-year deal worth $900,000

13 days ago

Jared Bednar keeps showing he’s more than a great hockey coach