Colorado Avalanche: Draft Lottery Over, Tenth Pick Looms

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The draft lottery took place at 6 p.m. MDT on Saturday, and the Colorado Avalanche ended up with the tenth pick in the draft. Now it’s time to start thinking about the player they can get with that pick.

Well, it didn’t end up any worse for the Colorado Avalanche during the draft lottery, but it didn’t get any better either.

With all 14 non-playoff teams in the running for any of the top three picks, the draft lottery was certainly more exciting this year than it ever has been.

While the Colorado Avalanche did not move up in the draft at all, they could have been pushed back as far as the 13th pick. Luckily for the second year in a row they will select tenth overall.

It’s not so bad, but all Avalanche fans were certainly hoping that the team would end up in the top three. Alas, that is not the case, and now the first 14 selections of the draft are set as follows:

  1. Toronto Maple Leafs
  2. Winnipeg Jets
  3. Columbus Blue Jackets
  4. Edmonton Oilers
  5. Vancouver Canucks
  6. Calgary Flames
  7. Arizona Coyotes
  8. Buffalo Sabres
  9. Montreal Canadiens
  10. Colorado Avalanche
  11. New Jersey Devils
  12. Ottawa Senators
  13. Carolina Hurricanes
  14. Boston Bruins

So, let’s take a look at some possible options for the Avalanche at the tenth pick. I’ll start from the outside and work my way in toward the player I would most like to see them draft this summer.

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