VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA –  The first night of the NHL draft was a wild affair for the Colorado Avalanche. They were caught up in Tyson Barrie trade rumors and proceeded to inadvertently ramp them up when they took Bowen Byram with the fourth pick. The selection of Alex Newhook at 16 capped off an electric night for the Avs as they…

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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.