The Colorado Avalanche had six picks on day two of the 2014 NHL Draft. Here’s who they selected in rounds 2-7.
#84 Overall: Kyle Wood (D) Analysis: Probably too early (his final Central Scouting ranking was #191), but Wood is a big and rugged defenseman who is tough and has a mean streak. Under the watchful eye of Adam Foote, Wood could be a force in the future. Still can’t help but think that the Avs could’ve gotten him much later in the draft though.
#93 Overall: Nicholas Magyar (RW) Analysis: A simple but effective player who could be an absolute steal. His final Central Scouting ranking was #32 and the Avs got him in the fourth round. He’s still a couple of years away, but he showed a lot of potential in his first year in juniors and will likely improve even more in a good Kitchener Rangers organization.
#114 Overall: Alexis Pepin (LW) Analysis: Pretty easy to see what the Avs are going for in this draft: big, strong forwards who play a smart and simple game. Bleackley, Magyar, and now Pepin. He’s another guy who works hard and competes on every shift.
#144 Overall: Anton Lindholm (D) Analysis: Not much out there on this kid other than he wasn’t ranked by Central Scouting. Based on the info I’ve read, he’s another high character guy with leadership qualities. He’s a smaller defenseman and doesn’t put up huge numbers, so I’m not really sure what to make of this pick.
#174 Overall: Maximilian Pajpach (G) Analysis: Had to figure the Avs would take a goalie with one of their last picks. Pajpach was the #9 ranked European goalie by Central Scouting. His numbers aren’t exactly impressive, but his name is cool. Feels like they could’ve taken a better goalie prospect here.
#204 Overall: Julien Nantel (C) Analysis: Another potential steal for the Avs as he was ranked #51 by Central Scouting. He fits the mold of exactly what the Avs have been going for in this draft: a good sized forward who works hard, has high character and leadership.
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