The Colorado Avalanche’s AHL-affiliate is the development ground for their prospects. Find out how they’re doing with the Eagles.
The Colorado Avalanche are a talented young group with good depth. Well, some of that depth is on display just up the road in Loveland, playing for the AHL-affiliate Colorado Eagles.
The Eagles were on a bit of a winning streak recently, winning four games in a row after a tough start of losing their first two games. However, they did lose their most recent game to the San Jose Barracuda.
Meanwhile, some of our top prospects are having varying levels of success. Let’s check in on them.
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I don’t know if you exactly want to call forward Sheldon Dries a top prospect, but he has cracked an NHL lineup — Colorado’s. And he’s doing pretty well with the Eagles. In seven games, he has two goals and two assists for four points.
Another not-exactly-a-prospect player is forward Jayson Megna. Like Dries, he has four points in seven games. Three of his points, though, come from goals.
To round this list off is one of our top prospects, the man who was part of the Tyson Barrie trade — Calle Rosen. The defenseman is doing pretty well with the Eagles, recording a goal and an assist in three games.
The first on this list is defenseman Conor Timmins. He’s played five games with the Eagles so far and has recorded two assists. That’s not necessarily a bad start, though you do hope he’d come out flying at that level after making the team out of camp and playing two games. However, steady is the byword for how we want Timmins’ development to progress.
Forward Logan O’Connor also finds himself on this list because he’s doing fine not good — one goal and one assist in seven games. He also spent a little time with the Colorado Avalanche, though his time came last year.
The last man on this list is Nick Henry. I don’t know that any of us expect Henry to be making the Avs. However, he’s doing ok for himself with a goal and two assists in seven games.
Top of this list for me is Martin Kaut. He’s in his second year at the AHL level. Last year, he recorded just 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) in 63 games. I, personally, was hoping for a sight more this year, now that he’s used to the North American game. However, he doesn’t have a point on the season yet in seven games.
Shane Bowers is in the same camp — no points in seven games. He’s really just in his first year as a pro since he played only four AHL games last season because he joined the Colorado Avalanche organization after finishing his junior year at Boston University. But he needs to record his first AHL point.
We all know what happened with the final prospect on this list — AJ Greer. Even before he earned his six-game suspension for coming out of the penalty box to fight, he had no points in five games. I’m sure that was part of his frustration, but… he’s got to get his act together. I feel for the kid.
The Colorado Eagles play their next game away in San Diego against the Gulls. Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche may be shuffling some lines around — and you never know when that’s going to open up a roster spot for one of the above prospects.