Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2009 NHL Draft

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May 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) with the puck during the third period of game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. Los Angeles won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

124th overall:
Colorado Avalanche pick — G Kieran Millan
New pick — C Marcus Krüger (149th to CHI)

Unfortunately, this is where the fun is really over. The Colorado Avalanche went for yet another goaltender that would never play an NHL game — same procedure as every year. After two seasons in the Central Hockey League, Millan retired in 2014.

Marcus Krüger is having a far more successful season, as he is on his way to win his second Stanley Cup this year. He would give the Avalanche some much-needed bottom-six depth if acquired today and would have been a much better pick than Kieran Millan back in 2009. Krüger has recorded 84 points in 287 NHL games so far.

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