Colorado Avalanche Top 10 Prospects After Draft

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Colorado Avalanche prospect #5 — C Conner Bleackley

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Red Deer Rebels captain Conner Bleackley is a very nice combination of size, skill, speed and two-way play. He is the perfect fit for the Avalanche with their new philosophy of making size a priority, which will be the reason why the Avs reached for him in the 2014 draft.

Bleackley will play in the WHL for the rest of his eligibility, before joining the AHL. It will take some time for him to make it to the NHL, but it may eventually be worth it. He has the potential to be one of the better two-way centers in the league and could be a very valuable part of the Avs’ third line for many years.

NHL-ready: 2018-19

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