Ian Cole has won the Stanley Cup twice, and the Colorado Avalanche defenseman said he believes he has a good chance at a third championship this season.

"You only have so many opportunities to be on a really great team that has a very legitimate chance, and I view us as a team that has a very legitimate chance to win a Stanley Cup," Cole told The Denver Post in remarks published Thursday. "I look around at all the teams in the League, and obviously I'm quite a bit biased, but I think we can beat any team in this league in a seven-game series. 

"I've been fortunate enough to win two Stanley Cups, but there's nothing more I want to do than win a third one, and then a fourth one, and then a fifth one. I think a lot of guys on this team mimic that."

Colorado (42-20-8) was second in the Central Division, two points behind the defending Cup champion St. Louis Blues, when the NHL season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.