Team Burgundy of the Colorado Avalanche prospects camp takes instruction. Photo credit: Nadia Archuleta
The Colorado Avalanche prospect development camp took place at the Family Sports Center in Centennial. The Avalanche hosted 22 players — 19 skaters and three goalies — in what looked like a fun morning for everyone.
Every year Colorado hosts this development camp for prospects who hope to make the team. The group is made up of draft picks past and present as well as a few, well, prospects the team is considering.
This year, the camp got a surprise guest — Colorado Avalanche enforcer Patrick Bordeleau. After missing all but seven minutes of last season with injuries, Bordeleau may well have felt like a prospect again.
Head coach Patrick Roy and GM Joe Sakic made a brief appearance to watch the practice. However, the main coaches in the skate this morning were former Avalanche defensive great Adam Foote and skating coach Tracy Tutton. Tutton started out working with figure skaters, but she’s spent the last three lassoing hockey players — that comment will make sense in a later slide. Tutton has worked with the Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning.
In addition to the on-ice activities, the prospects also got to tour Mile High Stadium — well, “tour” is perhaps the wrong word:
So, let’s see what the Avalanche prospect camp looked like.
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