Colorado Avalanche Top 10 Prospects After Draft

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Sep 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Stefan Elliott (46) controls the puck in the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

D Stefan Elliott

Stefan Elliott has been around for a while now. He has gotten quite a few chances to play in the NHL, but despite his top-notch offensive skill, he has been unable to stick around for good. Elliott looks shaky defensively a lot of the time and it seems like his days with the Colorado Avalanche may be numbered.

NHL-ready: ???

LW J.T. Compher

J.T. Compher is one of the Avalanche’s newest additions, as he was sent over from Buffalo in the Ryan O’Reilly deal. Compher was drafted 35th overall in 2013 and will likely join the pros after his stint with the University of Michigan.

NHL-ready: 2017-18

C Jean-Christophe Beaudin

Jean-Christophe Beaudin is a member of the Colorado Avalanche’s 2015 draft class. He will need time to develop in the QMJHL and fill a leadership role with his team, before he will be able to join the pros. Time in the AHL is also very well possible.

NHL-ready: 2019-20

D Andrei Mironov

Andrei Mironov is a very interesting player. At 20 years old, he was one of the oldest players selected in the 2015 NHL Draft. He has been playing in the Russian KHL for three years already and is much closer to professional hockey than many others. KHL All-Star. He will likely stay in the KHL until his contract expires, but could join Avs right after.

NHL-ready: 2015-16

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