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Statistics  Scout Quote The Draft Analyst: Arguably the purest offensive defenseman available in the draft, York combines speed and finesse to form a package perfectly suited to run the attack for one of the NTDP’s most heralded group of forwards in the program’s history. Finding a way to manage puck distribution with the likes of Jack Hughes, Trevor Zegras,…

Statistics  Scout Quote Eliteprospect.com An exceptionally gifted defenceman that knows his strengths and plays by them. He possesses elite skating ability and is at his best when playing high energy, up-tempo hockey. He handles the puck well and is able to keep control of it under pressure. He makes calculated decisions that consistently shift momentum in his team’s favor.…

Statistics  Scout Quotes Eliteprospects.com: “Trevor Zegras is an elite two-way forward that can play both wing and center. His pro-level mobility is the foundation of his game, supplementing an in-transition speed that shifts the pace of play. He knows how to get under the skin of opponents and will actively seek out opportunities to lay the body and create…

Statistics  Scout Quote Last Word on Hockey Brink is a sniper. He has a fantastic wrist shot and a lightning quick release. It is amongst the best shots in this draft class. It is also deadly accurate. Brink has the soft hands to score in tight to the goal as well, with the hand-eye coordination to get deflections and…

Statistics  Scout Quotes The Draft Analyst: Turbo-charged center with blinding speed and fantastic vision who has dominated his peers at every level. Hughes’ skill is noticeable from the second he hits the ice, but his ability to make every single one of decisions seem calculated is what separates him from a very talented group of draft-eligible forwards. His sixth…

Statistics  Scout Quote Eliteprospects.com: Suzuki is one of the smartest OHL prospects we have seen in years. He is a good skater, excellent passer and is very good at putting himself in scoring positions, where he rarely fails to capitalize. He does not play overly physical, but is very good at avoiding contact while doing so. He has excellent…

BSN Denver sat down with Bowen Byram, whom the Colorado Avalanche may select fourth overall at the NHL Draft.

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The Avalanche announced today they have re-signed goaltender Pavel Francouz to a one-year contract. BSN Denver has learned the contract is a one-way deal worth $950,000. The contract gives Colorado their presumptive backup goaltender to Philipp Grubauer as Semyon Varlamov is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and Joe Sakic made it clear at his recent presser…...

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1. New Jersey Devils – Jack Hughes, C, USNTDP (USHL) I’m holding firm here on Hughes. I like Nico Hischier but I think the Hughes/Hischier 1A/2A center combination is too good of a temptation on how to build a roster. New Jersey is also an organization with deep USA Hockey ties so they’ll have a significant amount of information on…...

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ATTENTION: This is an audio story, meaning that BSN Denver subscribers can listen to it if they don't have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy!

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26. That’s the number of players in the Avalanche organization that don’t currently have contracts for next season. The maximum limit is 50 and most teams spend the season in the 48 range. All this means is Colorado’s front office has plenty of work to do in making decisions on some futures here. Let’s jump into a breakdown of who…...

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The offseason is underway for the Avalanche and there’s plenty of business to conduct. General manager Joe Sakic met with the media today for his annual post-season presser in which he addressed the season as a whole as well as looking ahead to what is setting up to be a busy summer for the organization. The team finished its exit…...

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Colorado’s season ended in brutal fashion with a 3-2 Game 7 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night, kicking off the team’s offseason. Given the on-ice success they just experienced, it’s fair to say the Avalanche have a big summer ahead of them as they look to add to their organization in hopes of taking steps forward. This…...

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Talking about Colorado Avalanche hockey over the last 10 years has been an exercise in patience, frustration, and a whole lot of futility. The organization simply hasn’t given its fans many reasons to believe any given year was the signal of something bigger, something sustainable. Instead, the only thing sustainable was missing the playoffs with the Avs bottoming out two…...

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