Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2009 NHL Draft

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Round 3

Mar 8, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) skates with the puck in the first 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

64th overall:
Colorado Avalanche pick — D Tyson Barrie
New pick — D Tyson Barrie

Okay, I have to admit that I kind of fooled you when I said that “the picks that I would redo the exact same way any day are over”. Here’s another one. Tyson Barrie, our No. 2 on defense, is another really great pick, especially in the third round. He spent some time with the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters, but that is totally normal for a young defenseman. He matured and developed his game, joined the Avalanche full-time in 2013-14, had a breakout season the same year, and is now the No. 2 behind Erik Johnson. So far he has appeared in 186 NHL games.

The Avalanche’s fourth round pick was dealt to Columbus in the Adam Foote trade.

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