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Mironov Excited To Join Avalanche

The Russian defenseman will be at development camp

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO--While the 2017 National Hockey League Draft was a moment for the incoming class of players to find out which organization their rights belong to--an official coming-of-hockey-age party, if you will--as they begin their journey into the professional ranks of the sport, the selection show didn't offer the only surprise for fans of the Colorado Avalanche.

As players and family and staff raced around to meet each other, the media and to fulfill draft obligations, one person was just soaking it all in.

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Avs Announce Development Camp Roster

Camp runs June 26-29 at Family Sports Center

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche released the 22-man roster for its annual development camp on Monday, which includes six players that were selected this past weekend at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago.

Colorado's 2017 picks that will be in Denver include defensemen Cale Makar, the No. 4 overall-draft choice, and Conor Timmins, who was the first selection on the second day at No. 32 overall. Forwards Nick Henry (No. 94), Denis Smirnov (No. 156) and Nick Leivermann (No. 187) and goaltender Petr Kvaca (No. 114) will also be in attendance.

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Avalanche Selects Seven Players At 2017 Draft

Colorado chooses three forwards, three defensemen, one goalie

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club made seven selections at the 2017 NHL Draft held Friday and Saturday at the United Center in Chicago.

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Avalanche Selects Nick Leivermann 187th Overall

The defenseman was Colorado's final pick of the 2017 NHL Draft

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO--The Colorado Avalanche chose defenseman Nick Leivermann in the seventh round (187th overall) at the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday.

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Avalanche Picks Denis Smirnov No. 156 Overall At 2017 NHL Draft

The Russian set freshmen records at Penn State in 2016-17

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO --The Colorado Avalanche picked forward Denis Smirnov with the 156th overall selection in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday at United Center.

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Avalanche Selects Igor Shvyrev 125th Overall

The forward was taken in the fifth round

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO--The Colorado Avalanche picked Russian center Igor Shvyrev with the 125th selection at the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday.

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Avalanche Picks Petr Kvaca No. 114 Overall

Czech goaltender was Colorado's second choice in the fourth round

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO --The Colorado Avalanche picked goaltender Petr Kvaca with the 114th overall selection in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday at United Center.

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Avalanche Picks Nick Henry 94th Overall At 2017 NHL Draft

The forward was selected in the fourth round

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO--The Colorado Avalanche selected forward Nick Henry of the Regina Pats (Western Hockey League) in the fourth round (No. 94 overall) at the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday.

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Avalanche Picks Conor Timmins No. 32 Overall At 2017 NHL Draft

The defenseman had 61 points for Sault Ste. Marie

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO--The Colorado Avalanche picked defenseman Conor Timmins with the No. 32 overall selection in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday at United Center. He was the first player chosen on the second day of the league's annual summer selection.

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Loyalty Important For Makar

The Avalanche's 2017 first-round draft pick is heading to UMass next season

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO--There are a lot of qualities that NHL draft prospects possess.

Loyalty is one that was probably high on the Colorado Avalanche's list when it came to Cale Makar.

It's the reason why the defenseman is going to UMass next season before he exploded onto the amateur hockey scene the past two years. Loyalty helped him stay true to his Brooks Bandits teammates, helping win an Alberta Junior Hockey League championship, and become the highest drafted player in the league's history on Friday night.

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