On June 24th and 25th the Avalanche made the following six selections in the 2011 Entry Draft:
1st. (2) Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL).
1st. (11) Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL).
4th. (93) Joachim Nermark, C, Linkoping Jr. (Sweden-Jr.).
5th. (123) Garrett Meurs, C, Plymouth (OHL).
6th. (153) Gabriel Beaupre, D, Val D’Or (QMJHL).
7th. (183) Dillon Donnelly, D, Shawinigan (QMJHL).
I will go more into detail about each of the 6 players in the coming days but I can say I absolutely loved the Avalanche draft top to bottom, although I know very little about Beaupre. Of course I love the picks of Landeskog and Siemens, but my absolute favorite pick of the 2011 draft for the Avalanche is Garrett Meurs. Remember that kid he will be an NHL fan favorite one day!