Colorado Avalanche: Perfect 7-Round Draft Scenario

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: (l-r) Joe Sakic and Alan Hepple of the Colorado Avalanche attend the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: (l-r) Joe Sakic and Alan Hepple of the Colorado Avalanche attend the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 9
Next
colorado avalanche
ST. PAUL, MN – SEPTEMBER 19: Team Leopold forward Cole Caufield (14) celebrates his 3rd period goal during the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game between Team Leopold and Team Langenbrunner on September 19, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. Team Leopold defeated Team Langenbrunner 6-4.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

103. . Center/Right wing. avalanche. Cole Caufield. 16. player

Cole Caufield is tiny — 5-foot-7, 163 pounds — so that proves I’m not emphasizing size when other qualities are more prevalent.

Caufield’s main quality is he’s a goal-scoring fiend. The kid just loves to put the puck in the net, and I’m here for that. He scored a ridiculous 101 goals last season and capped that off with 14 goals at World Juniors U18.

As with Byram, Caufield hits all three the main qualities Colorado is looking for. Plus, as I noted his his draft profile, he’s bound to grow an inch or two and pack on some muscle weight.

Cole is scouted to go as high as #8, but he could drop down to #18. If he’s there at #16, I’d like to see Colorado pick up a player who loves to score as much as Caufield — and who has such a knack for it.