2015 NHL Draft: Top 6 Avalanche 2nd Round Picks

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#2: Christian Fischer

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Position: Right wing/center
Shoots: Right
Height/weight: 6’1″ and 212 pounds
Team: US National Team Development Program
Pro comparison: Dustin Brown
Draft range: second round, NHL.com = #37 N.A. skaters

Christian Fischer displays grit and leadership, both of which the Colorado Avalanche value. He’s a power forward in the manner of LA Kings captain Dustin Brown. He possesses the puck well and delivers some bone-jarring hits.

Fischer is also known for playing a strong two-way game. His skills may not be the sexiest around, but he’s also a lot more than a journeyman forward. Christian Fischer does what it takes to win and takes whatever his coaches say to heart — and to the rink.

The Avs selected a similar player, Conner Bleackley, with their first round pick last year — I could see them expending #40 on Christian Fischer.