Colorado Avalanche: Draft Lottery Over, Tenth Pick Looms

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Two-Way Defenseman

Mikhail Sergachev

Height: 6 foot 2

Weight: 205 pounds

Age: 17

Shoots: Left

Sergachev played in the OHL for the Windsor Spitfires, and had 57 points in 67 games this season, which was good enough for third in the OHL as a defenseman. He is considered a high-end talent, and he might already be off the board by the time the Avs are up to pick.

Here’s what Elite Prospects have to say about him:

"A dominant two-way defenceman whose tenacity and competitiveness characterize his style of play. Plays with a poise and confidence that facilitates his creativity with the puck as well as split-second decision making. Naturally fluid skater who is always looking to be engaged, if not the center, of each unfolding play. All-in-all, a diligent two-way defenceman who excels at finding ways to be a difference-maker in games."

Most of the rankings have him going at either the 8th or 9th pick in the draft this summer, which would obviously put him just out of reach from the Colorado Avalanche.

However, he could slip to the tenth overall pick like Mikko Rantanen did last summer for the Colorado Avalanche. If he does, I think the Avalanche will give him a long look because he is projected to be a very impactful defenseman, and the Avalanche seem to lean toward two-way d-men.

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He’s also a big enough body for his presence to be felt on this progressively heavier and grittier lineup that Avalanche management are constructing.

Nonetheless, I still don’t think the Avalanche will pick a defenseman with their pick unless they get an absolute steal, yet perhaps Sergachev is that steal.

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