Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2010 NHL Draft

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Dec 21, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) celebrates after making a save to win the game in a shootout against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Colorado won 2-1 in an overtime shootout. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

49th overall (LAK):
Colorado Avalanche pick — G Calvin Pickard
New pick — G Calvin Pickard

The Colorado Avalanche traded their 47th overall pick to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the 49th and 107th picks. The Kings used that pick to grab Tyler Toffoli, while the Avalanche used the second round pick on Calvin Pickard and passed on the fourth rounder.

Pickard was the No. 1 goaltender for the Lake Erie Monsters and is likely next season’s No. 1 for the San Antonio Rampage. There were players available that have already spent four seasons in the NHL, e.g. Minnesota’s Jason Zucker, while Pickard has only appeared in 16 NHL games so far — so why pick him? Quite simply, Calvin Pickard can be the Colorado Avalanche’s future No. 1 if he totally pans out. He has a lot of potential and once the Reto Berra situation is resolved, Pickard can continue to climb up the career ladder.

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