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) /
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KELOWNA, BC – MARCH 09: Nolan Foote #29 of the Kelowna Rockets skates with the puck against the Kamloops Blazers at Prospera Place on March 9, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) /

avalanche. Nolan Foote. 47. player. 103. . Left wing

Yep, Nolan Foote is Adam Foote’s son, and, yep, that’s part of what made him so irresistible to me at this spot. He’s #37 on Central Scouting’s list of North American skaters, so it’s not inconceivable he’d be available at #47.

Besides being the son of an Avs great, Nolan Foote is scouted as being a “big, strong forward who advances the puck well and has a strong, heavy wrist shot,” according to Bill Placzek of Draft Site. And, yep, he’s big (6-foot-3, 195 pounds) so that checks my personal box. But in addition to having that offensive skill, he’s also scouted as smart and a great skater.

You also imagine he knows how to play the game right. His dad would make sure of that.