Colorado Avalanche: 5 Players Who Could Make Opening Night Roster

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: J.T. Compher
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: J.T. Compher /
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DENVER, CO – MARCH 31: J.T. Compher /

J.T. Compher

Center J.T. Compher played 21 games with the Colorado Avalanche starting at the beginning of March. He scored three goals and earned two assists.

Compher looks like a veteran rookie among the other youngsters. The 22-year-old is poised on the ice. He clearly has an understanding of Avs’ hockey.

Recently Compher spoke with Marc Moser of Altitude Sports. He remarked that his comfort level was a lot higher this year than it was last year going into his first camp. He now understands well how the testing and camp goes.

He added:

"“Now I have a little bit better idea of what I need to do and how I need to play. I think I’m a little bit more excited going into camp.”"

If it came down to Compher vs. Jost, I don’t know which would win the spot. How things go with the Prospect Showcase will show us a little more.

It might be a little easier to make the team as a defensive prospect this season.