Getting to Know the New Guys: Luke Moffatt

During the summer, it’s often hard to get any new information about the Colorado Avalanche, simply because nothing new is happening. In order to fight the boredom, I’ve decided to give people a series of articles introducing our new 2010 draft picks. The majority of these names will be unrecognizable to the average fan for another few years, but if you’re on a fan blog site, you are no average fan, and so, getting to know these players will be beneficial to your team knowledge. Plus, a few years down the road you can impress your friends when one of these players hits the ice for the first time in an Avs jersey and they ask “Who’s that guy?”

Luke Moffatt – 7th Round – 197th Overall
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Luke Moffatt, drafted in the seventh round by the Colorado Avalanche, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Moffatt will be a very interesting study in the coming years, because we’ll be able to predict his future faster than maybe some of our other choices. He is what is called a boom or bust prospect. He’ll either reach his potential and be a first/second line player, or he’ll be a bust and the only time we’ll see him at the Pepsi Center is when we’re paying him at the concession stand for our beers. This is because Moffatt has a very specific skill set. He’s a point-producer, and his style of play dictates that he will not ever be a grinder or defensive specialist.

He does have a history of success as well. Though the last two years his play has regressed, before that he was considered a future star, and was even drafted 2nd overall in the 2007 WHL Bantam draft. Though he was drafted, he has made it clear that he has no intention of playing in the WHL, and will actually report to camp at the University of Michigan this year.

Stats:

Ht. 6-1  Wt. 187

Year          League                   Games Played             Goals             Assists           Points

08-09     U-17 USNTDP                 58                            21                     17                   38

09-10         USHL                             28                             5                      10                    15

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