Originally posted on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 4/30/13
Not even the Colorado Avalanche could screw up the top pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.After winning the draft lottery Monday night, the Avalanche appeared set to draft stellar all-purpose defenseman Seth Jones, who currently plays for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. Jones, the son of former NBA player and assistant coach Popeye Jones, is the top-rated prospect in the draft. Oh, and he grew up in the Denver area. He is a can’t-miss pick for an Avalanche franchise that sank to the bottom of the Western Conference this season.Jones sounds ready to join his hometown team.“Nothing set in stone, but I'm very appreciative and honored,” Jones said during a television interview from Portland, Ore., where he plays for the Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. “This experience has been very amazing so far.”Rick Pracey, the Avalanche’s director of amateur scouting, told the Denver Post that his staff was still considering all of its options.“This gives us a chance to improve our
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