5 Colorado Avalanche Prospects That Can Make The Jump In 2015

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3. C Freddie Hamilton

Mar 8, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Colorado Avalanche forward Freddie Hamilton (13) passes in the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Freddie Hamilton joined the Avalanche late last season, after spending all of his pro-career with the San José Sharks organization. He only needed four games with the Lake Erie Monsters, where he scored a goal and three points, befoe being promoted to the NHL team.

There he appeared in 17 games, but only scored one goal. In his twelve games with the San José Sharks, Hamilton has failed to record a single point. For him it will be important to prove that he can translate his AHL production — 102 points in 196 games — into NHL success. He has definitely shown that he can serve as a reliable bottom-six player, but needs to find his scoring-touch.

It will be hard for him to make the team out of training camp, but he should have a big chance to be either the 13th forward — which may not be the best for his development — or join the NHL team after some more time in the AHL.

Chance of becoming a full-time Avalanche in 2015-16: 60%

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