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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ST. PAUL, MN – SEPTEMBER 19: Team Leopold forward Michael Gildon (9) looks to pass 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) /

avalanche. Michael Gildon. 171. player. 103. . Left wing

Certain players rise, which means that other players drop. And by the time the Colorado Avalanche take the podium for the seventh time, it’s all a gamble with the players that are left.

For this selection, I decided I wanted an all-around player, a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy who might have fallen through the cracks because he’s not all that flashy. Enter left wing Michael Gildon.

Gildon is ranked #110 by Central Scouting even though he was part of the USNDTP. He’s scouted to go as high as #73 and as low as #222.

Gildon is good-sized for a prospect who’s doesn’t turn 18 until draft day — 6-foot-2, 194 pounds. Bill Placzek describes him as having “quick hands” and “the ability to shoot in tight areas.” Placzek also likes his speed and mobility.

Michael Gildon would be a good depth addition. He’s committed to going to Ohio State University next season, which will be good for his development.