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Order of Selection for the 2019 NHL Draft

Avalanche enters with eight picks

by National Hockey League @NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2019 NHL Draft™ presented by adidas at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The first round will take place on Friday, June 21 (6 p.m., MT, NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVAS) and the subsequent rounds (2 through 7) on Saturday, June 22 (11 a.m., MT, NHL Network, Sportsnet).

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Statement from E. Stanley Kroenke, Owner KSE, on Pat Bowlen's Passing

by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Pat Bowlen was much more than a great sports team owner. He was a great man and friend. He cared deeply about his community, always putting his team and his fans first.  

Pat fostered a special bond with his players, encouraging them to be leaders not only on the field but also to be leaders in their community and in business. 

On behalf of my family and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, we wish the Bowlen family and the entire Denver Broncos organization comfort and solace in this difficult time. Mr. Bowlen will be missed, but his legacy and impact in Colorado and the NFL will continue for generations.

- E. Stanley Kroenke, Owner of Los Angeles Rams and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

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Smooth-Skating Broberg Thrives on Biggest Stages

Swedish defenseman played pro hockey in 2019-20 with AIK

by Dylan Wheeler / ColoradoAvalanche.com

ColoradoAvalanche.com is profiling draft-eligible prospects leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22. Defenseman Philip Broberg is the No. 5-ranked International skater in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. The Avalanche has the fourth and 16th overall selections in the first round of the draft.


Philip Broberg has shined on the international stage for his home country of Sweden.

NHL Central Scouting's fifth-ranked International skater is one of the top prospects for the 2019 draft after a strong campaign that began in August at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

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Decisions Await Avalanche on Draft Day

Colorado taking wait-and-see approach with its first-round picks

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Draft day is the biggest day of the year for scouting departments in the NHL. It's where their hard work comes to fruition after spending countless of miles traveling via car, train, ferry and plane and watching games almost daily in cold rinks throughout the world.

Draft day is where tomorrow's stars enter the NHL, and the Colorado Avalanche looks to select a few of them at the June 21-22 draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"There is always pressure," said Avalanche director of amateur scouting Alan Hepple on Thursday. "I think there is always pressure in the first round. I think the last few years with Mikko Rantanen, we got him at 10. Tyson Jost at 10. Cale Makar was four obviously. There is always pressure in the first round I think."

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Caufield Coming Off Strong Draft Year with U.S. NTDP

Forward was named the U18 World Championship MVP

by Niki Ardebili / ColoradoAvalanche.com

ColoradoAvalanche.com is profiling draft-eligible prospects leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22. Forward Cole Caufield is the No. 8-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. The Avalanche has the fourth and 16th overall selections in the first round of the draft.


At 5-foot-7 and 162 pounds, American forward Cole Caufield doesn't let his small stature interfere with his ability to be an offensive threat.

The 18-year-old draft prospect had quite the 2018-19 season leading up to this summer's NHL Draft. The forward not only continued to dominate play at the United States National Team Development Program, but he was also named the most valuable player at IIHF U18 World Championship where he led the tournament in goals.

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Alan Hepple Previews 2019 NHL Draft

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

2019 Pre-Draft Conference Call

Alan Hepple talks about the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft

Avalanche director of amateur scouting Alan Hepple talks with the media about the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft

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Colorado Avalanche director of amateur scouting Alan Hepple discussed the 2019 NHL Draft during a conference call with media members on Thursday morning.

This year's draft will be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 21-22. The Avalanche currently has eight picks, which includes two in the first round (No. 4 and 16) and five in the first three rounds.

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Avalanche Announces 2019-20 Preseason Schedule

Colorado to face Golden Knights, Stars and Wild

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today its preseason schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign.

The Avalanche will play a total of six exhibition games, including three at home. The Avs will face the same three opponents for the third straight season as they take on the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and Vegas Golden Knights twice each. Colorado opens the preseason slate against the Golden Knights on Sept. 17 at Pepsi Center and closes out its exhibition schedule in Dallas on Sept. 28.

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Ville Heinola Comfortable Playing Against Older Competition

The defenseman spent the past season playing in Finland's top professional league

by Niki Ardebili / ColoradoAvalanche.com

ColoradoAvalanche.com is profiling draft-eligible prospects leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22. Defenseman Ville Heinola is the No. 4-ranked International skater in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. The Avalanche has the fourth and 16th overall selections in the first round of the draft.


From the strong pool of Finnish prospects, Ville Heinola is projected to be one of the top defensemen in this year's draft.

At 5-foot-11 and 178 pounds, the 18-year-old has established himself as a strong defenseman. The Honkajoki, Finland, native has highlighted his ability against opposition that is his own age and has continued his success on the professional stage against older competitors.  

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Kaliyev Has a Knack for Scoring Goals

The forward recorded 51 goals with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season

by Dylan Wheeler / ColoradoAvalanche.com

ColoradoAvalanche.com is profiling draft-eligible prospects leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22. Forward Arthur Kaliyev is the No. 7-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. The Avalanche has the fourth and 16th overall selections in the first round of the draft.


Arthur Kaliyev has proven himself to be one of the top goal-scorers eligible to be selected in the 2019 NHL Draft.

After scoring 31 times in the 2017-18 season, Kaliyev put home 51 pucks this past year for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the Ontario Hockey League and became the first player in franchise history to hit the 50-goal mark. He is also now the 13th player in OHL history to score at least 50 times in a season as a 17-year-old, joining players such as Eric Lindros (71) and Steven Stamkos (58).

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Zegras Part of Special Draft Class for Americans

Playmaking forward is heading to Boston University

by Dylan Wheeler / ColoradoAvalanche.com

ColoradoAvalanche.com is profiling draft-eligible prospects leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22. Forward Trevor Zegras is the No. 6-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. The Avalanche has the fourth and 16th overall selections in the first round of the draft.


Trevor Zegras is an integral part of a strong NHL Draft class for American-born players.

The sixth-ranked North American skater on NHL's Central Scouting's final rankings, Zegras is one of six players from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program ranked in the top 12 on that list and one of three centers from the U.S. team in that grouping.

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