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The Colorado Avalanche have selected A.J. Greer 39th overall from Boston University of the NCAA. The 6’3”, 205 pound Greer is a classic power forward who plays a heavy style and possesses high-end offensive skills. While he only scored 7 points in 37 games played in his freshman season last year, Greer played primarily in a third line role for…...

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We thought the Avalanche might move the 31st overall selecting this morning in order to obtain more draft picks, and sure enough they swapped the 31st pick before ever stepping up to the podium. The Colorado Avalanche announced the trade via twitter: Trade details: – No. 31 to SJ for No. 39 this year – 2nd round in 2016…...

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When the Avalanche traded Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres yesterday in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, J.T. Compher, and the 31st selection in today’s NHL Entry Draft, the biggest name (and player, for that matter) to be heading Colorado’s way is the monster truck-sized Zadorov as he is the centerpiece of the trade from…...

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Thanks to yesterday’s blockbuster trade that sent Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to Buffalo in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, J.T. Compher, and the 31st overall pick, the Avalanche will be the first team to approach the podium on day two of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. As it stands, the Avalanche will select 31st and 40th in…...

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For a roster without much contract turnover this summer, the Avalanche have had a busy Friday night with a number of major changes to their roster. The latest changes involve the future of two restricted free agents who finished the 2015 season with the NHL club. In a conference call during the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, Joe…...

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While Nikita Zadorov and Mikhail Grigorenko are certainly the biggest pieces headed to Colorado in return for Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn, make no mistake, J.T. Compher is a valuable piece of this Avalanche blockbuster trade. J.T. Compher is a 5-foot-11, 184 pound forward who can play both center and wing. Don’t let his smaller stature fool you, however, he…...

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With the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche have selected Mikko Rantanen, of the Finnish Liiga’s TPS hockey club. Rantanen is the top rated European skater by Central Scouting, and put up 9 goals and 28 points in 56 games with TPS in his 18-year old season in the top Finnish league last year. Rantanen has also…...

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And just like that, it’s over. Ryan O’Reilly is reportedly being shipped to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal, thus ending the saga between him and Avalanche management over the past couple of seasons. The recent acquisition of Carl Soderberg and hefty contract demands of O’Reilly seemed to make this result inevitable, and the Avalanche will move forward without…...

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The Avalanche’s 1st round selection wasn’t the only new thing unveiled to Avalanche fans Friday night in Sunrise, Florida. The Avalanche also debuted new home jerseys on Instagram shortly before the first round of the NHL Draft. The new uniforms keep the apron string piping introduced in 2007, but replace the “Bigfoot” logo which the team has used since their debut in…...

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Per Craig Custance of ESPN, the Colorado Avalanche has signed center Carl Soderberg to a 5-year contract extension. With trade rumors swirling around the NHL Thursday afternoon, the Avalanche were the first team to make headlines by trading their 6th round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft for the negotiating rights to Unrestricted Free Agent Carl Soderberg. After a…...

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It’s finally draft day. We’ve covered 100 prospects here at BSN Denver, had multiple features highlighting players the Avalanche may consider down the road, and even had three separate mock drafts. Today, the goal was simple. We sat down as a staff and after all the hours of pouring of prospect film and debating the merits of the players…...

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While potentially further setting themselves up for an extremely busy weekend, the Colorado Avalanche have acquired the rights to soon-to-be free agent center Carl Soderberg in exchange for a 6th round selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. That selection had been previously acquired by the Avalanche at the trade deadline as part of a package in exchange for…...

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The annual NHL meetings in Las Vegas wrapped up this week with everyone making their way to Miami for the start of the NHL Entry Draft, which begins tomorrow evening. In just a short couple of days, the NHL has changed quite a bit, chief among them a new format for overtime, the inclusion of a coaches challenge, and…...

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The NHL has released the schedule for the 2015-16 season. The Colorado Avalanche will open their season on October 8, 2015 at home versus the Minnesota Wild. This marks the second straight season, and third in the last four, the Avalanche have opened at home against the Wild. The Avs open with a three game home stand as the…...

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We’re down to the final day before the NHL Entry Draft and our focus this morning is on the under-the-radar players who are likely to be selected in the second half of the draft, eliciting little more than a simple “who?” reaction from the fans of the team that selects them. These are the guys nobody is talking about…...

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Who are the Avs going to select with their 10th Overall pick?  It’s a fairly daunting question, especially in this draft.  With a glut of high-end prospects projected to go in the 5-12 range, it’s difficult to narrow down who might be on the top of the club’s list when Sakic heads to the podium Friday night. However, over the past year, the Avalanche…...

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Today’s draft feature focuses on the players in this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft that would make the best and worst fits with the Avalanche organization. Keep in mind that these are not indictments or endorsements of prospects, just how they theoretically fit in the Avalanche organization. Best Fits Mikko Rantanen, RW, TPS Turku (Liiga) Cheryl says: Rantanen is exactly…...

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With the NHL Entry Draft just days away now, we take a look at some prospects who are flying a bit too low in our eyes and a handful of prospects who might be getting touted just a bit too much. Underrated Jean-Christophe Beaudin, C, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) Cheryl says: Beaudin has all the earmarks of a surprise pick.…...

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Draft Selections Avalanche Selects Mikko Rantanen 10th overall Avalanche Selects A.J. Greer 39th overall Avalanche Selects Nicolas Meloche 40th overall Avalanche Selects Jean-Christophe Beaudin 71st overall Avalanche Selects Andrei Mironov 101st overall Avalanche Selects Sergei Boikov 161st overall Avalanche Selects Gustav Olhaver 191st overall Draft Day News Avalanche Sign Carl Soderberg Ryan O’Reilly traded to Buffalo Sabres Get to…...

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It’s draft week! The NHL Entry Draft takes place this Friday so to begin our coverage this week we present the final version of our mock draft. Edmonton Oilers – Connor McDavid, C Erie Otters (OHL) Cole says: The Oilers make the easiest selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and take Connor McDavid 1st overall. The undisputed #1…...

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