Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2008 NHL Draft

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Mar 13, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers (4) skates with the puck as Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65) chases in the third period at Verizon Center. The Stars won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

167th overall (BOS): 
Colorado Avalanche pick — D Joel Chouinard
New pick — RW Ben Smith (169th to CHI)

Joel Chouinard has yet to play an NHL game, but is not giving up. He is now with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, but has also played for the Grand Rapids Griffins and Iowa Wild this season. He scored five goals and recorded ten points in 27 games for the Wild, who were the worst AHL team this past season.

Ben Smith had been a member of the Chicago Blackhawks for five seasons when he was traded to the San José Sharks for Andrew Desjardins in 2015. He is one of the few Blackhawks players that won’t be happy if Chicago wins the cup this year — and Andrew Desjardins gets to lift it.

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170th overall: 
Colorado Avalanche pick — D Jonas Holos
New pick — D Jason Demers (186th to SJS)

Jonas Holos is a prospect from Norway that is still in the Avalanche’s system and may one day return to North America. Holos played for the Colorado Avalanche and Lake Erie Monsters in the 2010-11 season, before returning to Sweden. He currently plays for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Russian KHL.

We all know Jason Demers. A San José Shark for six years, he got dealt to the Dallas Stars this year. Demers has played in 361 NHL regular season games and added 39 in the playoffs.

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