Colorado Avalanche Top 10 Prospects After Draft

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Colorado Avalanche prospect #6 — D Nicolas Meloche

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Nicholas Meloche was one of the Colorado Avalanche’s 2015 second round selections. He is a big, well-skating two-way defenseman who can set accents offensively and is defensively reliable as well. Is it a reach to rank him sixth among all Avalanche prospects? No. He is simply that talented.

Defensemen generally tend to take a fairly long time to develop, so do not expect Meloche in the NHL anytime soon. However, once he does make it, he can totally surpass most of the Colorado Avalanche’s left-handed defensemen that are in the system right now.

NHL-ready: 2019-20

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