Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2011 NHL Draft

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Jun 8, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates after the Chicago Blackhawks score during the first period of game three of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

123rd overall: 
Colorado Avalanche pick — C Garrett Meurs
New pick — C Andrew Shaw (139th to CHI)

Garrett Meurs joined the Colorado Avalanche organization in 2013 and has since played in 84 AHL games, recording 14 points, and 30 ECHL contests, where he collected 22 points. Not the greatest numbers for a 5-foot-11 sniping center. In every year of his career, Meurs has had about equal amounts of goals and assists, which would be great if he could get his production up in the AHL as well. Unfortunately, it does not look like he will be able to do so.

The Chicago Blackhawks have made the right decision once again, after selecting Brandon Saad in the second round. Shaw actually joined the pros in the first season after the draft and has played in 244 NHL games since. Plus, he was a member of the 2013 Stanley Cup winning roster. Shaw is a gritty forward that any NHL team could need on their bottom lines — including the Colorado Avalanche.

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