If the Avalanche keep the pick.
In an interview with ESPN.com on Thursday, Sakic, executive vice president of hockey operations for the Avalanche, reiterated what he told the Denver Post on Tuesday, that Colorado would select Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin or Aleksander Barkov if it holds on to the first pick.
"[Jones] is a great player, he's going to be good," Sakic told the website. "But after we had our internal meetings we came up with these three forwards: MacKinnon, Drouin and Barkov. We're really leaning towards one of those three forwards."