Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2009 NHL Draft

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Round 7

Apr 9, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan (71) and Calgary Flames defenseman David Schlemko (3) battle for the puck during the game at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

184th overall: 
Colorado Avalanche pick — D Gus Young
New pick — LW Jordan Nolan (186th to LAK)

It is always hard to find NHL-caliber players in the late rounds of a draft. So far, only four of the seventh round picks from 2009 have played in the NHL, only two have played more than 16 games — one of them is Erik Haula. The other, unfortunately, is not Gus Young. However, Young is making his way up, as he recently joined the AHL’s Worcester Sharks after four years at Yale University. I would not be surprised to see him in the NHL one day. In 64 AHL games, Young recorded 15 points 37 penalty minutes and was a +14.

The one player that has already seen quite a lot of NHL action, though, is Los Angeles King Jordan Nolan. He has been a reliable bottom-line player for a while now, having played 194 NHL games with more to come.

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