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Sep 19, 2011 10:50 PM by Jordan Mason

Avalanche LW Hejduk still going strong at 35

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Milan Hejduk shook his head when he was reminded he is the oldest player on the Colorado Avalanche.

The 35-year-old Hejduk is beginning his 13th season with the Avalanche, which has one of the youngest rosters in the NHL and could get younger if 18-year-old Gabriel Landeskog makes the team out of training camp.

It wasn't that long ago that Hejduk and fellow rookie Chris Drury were billed as the "kid line" in 1998-99. Drury led all rookies with 20 goals that season and won the Calder Trophy, given
to the top rookie. Hejduk led all rookies with 48 points and finished third in the voting.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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