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Meet the newest Avalanche draftees

The Colorado Avalanche made plenty of noise this past weekend during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. With the big headlines being the Ryan O’Reilly trade and the Avs first round selection of Mikko Rantanen, their picks in the subsequent rounds did not go unnoticed. On Saturday, Colorado went on to sign six additional players on day 2 of the NHL Draft. The Avs selected three defensemen...
Via Mile High Sports
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Colorado Avalanche Top 10 Prospects

  With the NHL Entry Draft completed this past weekend, there’s been an infusion of youth and talent into the Colorado Avalanche organization. The trade of Ryan O’Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres also helped the Avalanche remake their prospect pool, previously one of the NHL’s weakest, in the span of just two days. The BSN Avalanche staff got together and voted on the order of...
Via BSN Denver
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Draft Moves Put Avs in Prime Position to Sign an Offer Sheet

    Amidst all the clatter and excitement of the Ryan O’Reilly trade and the NHL Draft this weekend, the Colorado Avalanche made a sneaky, very suspicious move which should put General Managers in Calgary and Chicago on high alert. Before the start of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft’s second round, the Avalanche swapped the 31st overall pick (obtained from Buffalo the day before in...
Via BSN Denver
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Avalanche Roundtable: Wild Weekend Recap

  With the NHL Draft completed, the dust begins to settle on one of the more chaotic 48-hour periods in recent NHL history. At the forefront of a large amount of that action was the Colorado Avalanche. Today, we’re going to touch on the Carl Soderberg acquisition, the Ryan O’Reilly trade, and the results of the NHL Draft. First question today is about Soderberg. With the team...
Via BSN Denver
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Avalanche select six players on day two of draft

The Colorado Avalanche made six selections on day two of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, including A.J. Greer and Nicolas Meloche with back-to-back picks in the second round. In total, Colorado selected four forwards and three defenseman, beginning with right wing Mikko Rantanen from Finland with the No. 10 overall pick on Friday night. Colorado had traded for the first pick of the second...
Via Mile High Sports
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Get to Know Mikhail Grigorenko

  It was a busy weekend for the Colorado Avalanche, one that saw them ship Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal. In-your-face defenseman Nikita Zadorov was the big fish coming Colorado’s way, and American-born J.T. Compher is a nice prospect entering his junior season at the University of Michigan. The Avalanche also landed the 31st overall...
Via BSN Denver
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Avalanche Post-Draft Roundup

    After a long weekend which featured three trades and seven selections in the NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche can close the book on draft season and prepare for the start of Free Agency next Wednesday, July 1st. Before launching into our Free Agency coverage this Monday, it’s time to take stock of the Avalanche’s draft activity. In the weeks leading up to the...
Via BSN Denver
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Colorado Avalanche Selects Gustav Olhaver With 191st Pick

  The Colorado Avalanche have selected Gustav Olhaver, a center and left wing from the Rogle Junior -20 team from the Swedish Junior League, with the 191st pick, the 10th selection in the 7th round and Colorado’s final pick of the draft. Olhaver, 17, scored 12 points in 41 games last season in the U-20 league. Before being promoted to the U-20 team, he scored 14 points, including...
Via BSN Denver
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The Colorado Avalanche Draft with Sergei Boikov the 161st Overall Pick

  With the 161st selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft the Colorado Avalanche selected Drummondville Voltiguers defenseman Sergei Boikov. After choosing a pair of QMJHL players earlier in the draft and an over-age Russian defenseman in the 4th round, the Avalanche combined the two in round 6, drafting an over-age Russian defenseman from the QMJHL. Boikov is a 19 year old, left...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Colorado Avalanche Draft Andrei Mironov with the 101st Overall Pick

  With the 101st selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft the Colorado Avalanche selected Russian defenseman Andrei Mironov. Not included in our Top 100 Prospect Profiles, Central Scouting’s Top 120 European prospects, Future Considerations Top 210, and unranked by many, many more it’s safe to call this an extremely off the board selection for the Colorado Avalanche. The 20 year...
Via BSN Denver
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Colorado Avalanche Draft Jean-Christophe Beaudin with 71th Overall

  The Avs third round pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft is in, and the right-shooting center Jean-Christophe Beaudin is headed back to Colorado.  He scored 14 goals and 39 assists (53 points) in 68 games for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL last year. While not the biggest guy at 6’1″ and 181 lbs, his intelligence, vision, and passing give him gives him quite a bit...
Via BSN Denver
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Colorado Avalanche Draft Nicolas Meloche 40th Overall

  With the 40th overall pick, the Colorado Avalanche have selected Nicolas Meloche of Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL. Nicolas Meloche is a big-bodied defenseman with a penchant for scoring. He was selected in the first round (15th overall) by Drakkar in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft and immediately made an impact on his team. In 54 games, he potted 6 goals and 25 points and contributed...
Via BSN Denver
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Colorado Avalanche Select A.J. Greer 39th Overall

The Colorado Avalanche have selected A.J. Greer 3th 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 the championship runner-up Terriers...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs Active at Start of Day 2, Swap Picks with San Jose

  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 (held previously by COL) – 6th round in 2017 (held...
Via BSN Denver
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Get to Know Nikita Zadorov

  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 an Avalanche...
Via BSN Denver
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Colorado Avalanche Control Day Two Draft Board

  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 the NHL’s 2nd round, then 71st...
Via BSN Denver
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Joey Hishon will be Qualified, Jordan Caron will not

  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 Sakic informed media that Joey Hishon would...
Via BSN Denver
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Avalanche deal O'Reilly to Sabres for three players, pick

  The Colorado Avalanche traded center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forwards Mikhail Grigorenko and JT Compher and a second-round pick in the NHL draft. The move Friday for the trio of young players and the 31st overall selection Saturday comes just days after Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic insisted...
Via AP on Fox
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Avalanche select Mikko Rantanen with No. 10 pick

With the tenth pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche selected Mikko Rantanen a 6-foot-4 211-pound right wing from Nousiainen, Finland. Rantanen was rated the No. 1 European prospect by NHL.com. He is described as strong forward with very good playmaking abilities. He has very good speed and quickness for a big man and plays with authority. He’s difficult to...
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Colorado Avalanche Draft Mikko Rantanen 10th Overall

  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 represented his native Finland...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado trades O'Reilly to Buffalo

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche traded center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forwards Mikhail Grigorenko and JT Compher and a second-round pick in the NHL draft. The move Friday for the trio of young players and the 31st overall selection Saturday comes just days after Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic...
Via AP on Fox
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O’Reilly traded to Buffalo in advance of draft

As expected, the Colorado Avalanche traded Ryan O’Reilly. The centerman was moved to the Buffalo Sabres just before the start of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and with the move Colorado improved its defense with a young defender. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Montreal was the first to report the move. Ryan O'reilly traded to Sabres — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 26, 2015...
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A possible defensive target for Avs in second round

The NHL 2015 Entry Draft begins June 26 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Colorado Avalanche holds six picks, including the No. 10 overall, and the team has its eyes set on improving the defender position; they need someone who can make an instant impact. Avs executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic told the media last week during a conference call that...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Carl Soderberg to five-year deal

The Colorado Avalanche have signed Carl Soderberg to a five-year deal worth an average of $4.75 million per season. According to ESPN, the contract includes a full no-trade clause in the first two years of the deal and a limited no-trade clause in the final three seasons. The Avs acquired the center’s negotiating rights in a pre-draft trade with the Boston Bruins.  In exchange...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avs ink Soderberg for five years, $23.75M

According to ESPN’s Craig Custance early Friday, the Colorado Avalanche and forward Carl Soderberg have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4.75 million. Carl Soderberg deal with Colorado is done. 5 years, 4.75 AAV. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 26, 2015 The Avalanche traded for the rights to Soderberg, who was set to become a...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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