The BSN Avalanche DRAFT Podcast returns with the guys welcoming Cole Hamilton back to the show as the trio ran through a mock draft of the first round.

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1. New Jersey Devils – Nico Hischier, C, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

2. Philadelphia Flyers – Cale Makar, D, Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

3. Dallas Stars – Nolan Patrick, C, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

4. Colorado Avalanche – Miro Heiskanen, D, HIFK (Liiga)

5. Vancouver Canucks – Cody Glass, C, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

6. Vegas Golden Knights – Gabriel Vilardi, C, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

7. Arizona Coyotes – Elias Pettersson, C, Timra (Allsvenskan)

8. Buffalo Sabres – Casey Mittelstadt, C, Eden Prairie HS (USHS)

9. Detroit Red Wings – Michael Rasmussen, C, Tri-City (WHL)

10. Florida Panthers – Kristian Vesalainen, LW/RW, HPK FHL

11. Los Angeles Kings – Lias Andersson, C, HV71 (SHL)

12. Carolina Hurricanes – Martin Necas, C, Brno (Czech)

13. Winnipeg Jets – Juuso Valimaki, D, Tri-City (WHL)

14. Tampa Bay Lightning – Erik Brannstrom, D, HV71 (SHL)

15. New York Islanders – Urho Vaakanainen, D, JYP (Liiga)

16. Calgary Flames – Owen Tippett, RW, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)

17. Toronto Maple Leafs – Timothy Liljegren, D, Rogle (SHL)

18. Boston Bruins – Nick Suzuki, C, Owen Sound (OHL)

19. San Jose Sharks – Eeli Tolvanen, RW, Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

20. St. Louis Blues – Ryan Poehling, C, St. Cloud State (NCAA)

21. New York Rangers – Robert Thomas, C, London Knights(OHL)

22. Edmonton Oilers – Nicolas Hague, D Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)

23. Arizona Coyotes – Jake Oettinger, G, Boston University (NCAA)

24. Columbus Blue Jackets – Klim Kostin, C, Dynamo Moscow (KHL)

25. Montreal Canadiens – Callan Foote, D, Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

26. Chicago Blackhawks – Henri Jokiharjiu, D, Portland (WHL)

27. St. Louis Blues – Conor Timmins, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

28. Ottawa Senators – Isaac Ratcliffe, LW, Guelph Storm (OHL)

29. Dallas Stars – Jason Robertson, LW Kingston (OHL)

30. Nashville Predators – Shane Bowers, C, Waterloo (USHL)

31. Pittsburgh Penguins – Maxime Comtois, LW, Victoriaville (QMJHL)

32. Colorado Avalanche – Kole Lind, RW, Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

AJ Haefele

This Aurora, Colorado native moved to Katy, Texas at a young age but found himself right back at home in 2009 and would begin covering the Avalanche a year later.

Before joining BSN Denver, A.J. had been writing for and briefly managed the popular Avalanche blog, Mile High Hockey. A.J. has been providing detailed practice reports, training camp coverage, and in-depth looks at the Avalanche and their divisional foes since 2010.