Avalanche List: Top 5 Draft Picks for #10

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#1: Pavel Zacha

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Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’3″
Weight:  210 pounds
Draft Range: 6 to 14

There’s just something about Pavel Zacha. He’s big like Mikko Rantanen, but he’s even more aggressive. If there’s anything that he fears on the ice, he hides it well.

Zacha is also speedy and possesses a sniper’s shot. One thing I love about Pavel Zacha is his shoot first, ask questions later mentality. That would be so good for the Avalanche.

Sarnia Sting’s coach, Trevor Letowski said of Pavel Zacha:

"“He’s the type of player who wants it—wants it so bad. He wants to be a difference-maker. To score that big goal.”"

That’s part of what sells me on Zacha — that level of compete reminds me of Peter Forsberg.

That said, he didn’t make it to #10 in Fan Sided’s Mock Draft (#9) or my own (#7). Janik’s not as big a fan and had him go at #12.

However, due to size, strength and compete level — and overall skill — I could see Joe Sakic calling Zacha’s name if he’s still available at #10.

Next: Prospect Profile: Pavel Zacha

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