Colorado Avalanche: 3 Winger Choices for the First Round

PLYMOUTH, MI - FEBRUARY 16: Joel Farabee #28 of the USA Nationals skates to the bench after a goal against the Russian Nationals during the 2018 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament game at USA Hockey Arena on February 16, 2018 in Plymouth, Michigan. USA defeated Russia 5-4. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Joel Farabee
PLYMOUTH, MI - FEBRUARY 16: Joel Farabee #28 of the USA Nationals skates to the bench after a goal against the Russian Nationals during the 2018 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament game at USA Hockey Arena on February 16, 2018 in Plymouth, Michigan. USA defeated Russia 5-4. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Joel Farabee /
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3. Serron Noel

2017-18 Team: Oshawa Generals (OHL)
Date of Birth: August 8, 2000 (17 years old)
Ht: 6’5″
Wt: 205 pounds
Position: Right wing
Shoots:  Right

Ranked #28 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM

Ranked #37 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

Ranked #14 by ISS HOCKEY

Ranked #21 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY

Ranked #19 by TSN

Ranked #10 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)

Three years ago, right wing Serron Noel would have topped my draft list by virtue of his size alone. However, the Colorado Avalanche are sacrificing size for speed, so that’s why he drops to third on my list.

With all that size, it should come as no surprise he’s a power forward. It should also come as no surprise that his size leads scouts to question his skating — it’s considered one of the weaker aspects of his game.

That said, Serron Noel has worked on his skating. He may lack some of the finer agility and cuts, but his long strides get him down the ice quickly. What’s more, he does have some elite stick skills.

Interestingly, though Central Scouting has Noel ranked higher than Joel Farabee, most mock drafts have him going between #14 to #28. That shows you what skating means in today’s NHL.

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