Colorado Avalanche Style 2017 NHL Draft Round 1 Mock, Complete With Trades

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It’s time for a round one mock draft of this year’s entry draft, Colorado Avalanche style, and complete with trades.

The Colorado Avalanche will need to pick strong throughout this year’s entry draft; however, round one will be the most important for them.

This year’s entry draft will be held in the United Center in Chicago with round one taking place on June 23, and rounds two-seven happening on June 24.

All the teams will be looking to strike gold in the first round, but the top ten will be depending on it even more. Of those top ten, it’s hard to argue that any other teams need this pick to pan out as badly as the Avalanche, and Las Vegas Golden Knights.

For the Avalanche, their fourth overall pick, and what they do throughout the rest of the first round, could alter their franchise drastically for the future. For the Knights, it’s about finding that franchise player to build your team around.

What the Avalanche really need is a strong pick at No. 4, and then some big trades throughout the rest of the draft. So today, I’m going to do my best to speculate on what that may look like on June 23 for the Avalanche.

Let’s get started.