Colorado Avalanche History: Top 5 Draft Picks

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The Colorado Avalanche go into the 2015 NHL Draft with the #10 overall draft pick. In the early years of the Avalanche, #10 was a very high pick, one they didn’t often see.

For the first three years, the Avs tended to have draft picks in the mid-20’s in the first round. It wasn’t until 1998 that Colorado had a high draft selection — #12, to be exact, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

There have been some pretty good draft picks for the Avalanche — Wojtek Wolski (#21 in 2004), Chris Stewart (#18 in 2006), Kevin Shattenkirk (#14 in 2007). However, let’s rank the top 5 draft picks in Colorado Avalanche history.

Spoiler Alert: Not all are first round picks.