2015 NHL Draft: Top 6 Avalanche 2nd Round Picks

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#6: Jeremy Lauzon

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Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Height/weight: 6’2″, 195 pounds
Team: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
Pro comparison: Marco Scandella
Draft range: second round, NHL.com = #42 N.A. skaters

Jeremy Lauzon started out as a strictly defensive defenseman. He operated in a strictly shutdown role. However, at the urging of his coaches, he worked on his offensive game, and he earned a total of 36 points last season (15 goals, 21 assists).

Lauzon displays good puck possession and puck moving skills, both of which are skills the Avalanche need. He may not be quite the “skilled defenseman” Joe Sakic was talking about, but he displays a lot of upside as an eventual third-pairing defenseman.