The Colorado Avalanche will have a total of six selections—including the 10th overall pick—when the 2015 NHL Draft takes place next Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Colorado enters the draft with picks in the first round (10th), second (40th), third (71st), fourth (101st), sixth (161st) and seventh round (191st). The Avs traded their fifth-round choice to Montreal.
This year marks only the fourth time since the franchise relocated to Denver in 1995 that the Avalanche will be picking in the top 10. The Avs selected Nathan MacKinnon first overall in 2013, Gabriel Landeskog second overall in 2011 and Matt Duchene third overall in 2009.
The Avs have never picked No. 10 in the draft. Prior to moving to Colorado, the Quebec Nordiques selected 10th overall once, choosing goaltender Jocelyn Thibault in 1993.
The first round of the 2015 NHL Draft will take place on Friday, June 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. MT (NBC Sports Network). Rounds 2-7 will be held on Saturday, June 27 starting at 8:00 a.m. MT (NHL Network).
Visit the Avalanche’s official draft site, draft.coloradoavalanche.com for complete coverage of Colorado’s 2015 draft, including on-site interviews and coverage from Florida.