The first day of Avalanche development camp is in the books and boy have things changed. First off, the Avalanche put nameplates on the back of the jerseys for the first time ever so the days of squinting at the back of player helmets and trying to decipher who everyone was are clearly over. The other noticeable difference in this…

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A.J. Haefele was born in Aurora, Colorado, raised in Katy, Texas and is the Colorado Avalanche beat reporter for DNVR. AJ helped launch the network back in 2015 and has filled roles as a team leader and Editor-In- Chief, along with co-hosting the DNVR draft podcasts along with his other duties. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Avalanche podcast.