The best of Joe Sakic foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 5:01p ET The beginning Joe Sakic started his 20-year career with the Quebec Nordiques, who picked him 15th overall in the 1987 draft. Captain my captain Sakic was named to lead the team as its captain at the start of the 1992-93 seasion. Moving day In 1995, the Nordiques used the offseason to move to Denver and become the Colorado Avalanche. But they did keep one thing the same Joe Sakic as captain. Big time In their first season in Colorado, the Avs won the Stanley Cup in 1996. Sakic also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs. Star power Sakic was a 13-time All-Star, playing alongside hockey notables such as Luc Robitaille and Mario Lemieux. Do it again Sakic led the Avs to their second Stanley Cup win in 2001 — the same year he also won the Hart Trophy as league MVP. Fields of gold Sakic won an Olympic gold medal as part of Team Canada in Salt Lake City in 2002. Hats off In 2004, he won the All-Star game MVP award by leading the Western Conference to a win by scoring a hat trick during the game. Silver sword Sakic was presented with a silver stick in honor of his 600th goal in 2007. He's only the 17th player in league history to reach that milestone. In the end If Sakic retires, he will have spent his entire 20-year career with the same organization, even though they changed names after leaving Quebec for Colorado.