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Avs Select Luka Burzan 171st Overall

Forward played for the Brandon Wheat Kings

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--The Colorado Avalanche used the 171st overall selection in the sixth round of the 2019 NHL Draft on center Luka Burzan.

From Surrey, British Columbia, Burzan has spent the last three seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Brandon Wheat Kings and Moose Jaw Warriors.

Burzan, who is 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, had 78 points (40 goals, 38 assists) in 68 games for Brandon in 2018-19. He joined the Wheat Kings in 2017-18 after beginning the year with Moose Jaw.

In 207 WHL regular season contests between the two organizations, the 19-year-old has recorded 145 points (69 goals, 76 assists).

Internationally, Burzan won a gold medal with Canada at the 2017 Hlinka Memorial Tournament, a silver medal at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and a silver medal at the 2015-16 Youth Olympic Games.

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