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Colorado Selects Matthew Stienburg At No. 63 Overall

Forward heading to Cornell University

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--The Colorado Avalanche selected forward Matthew Stienburg with the 63rd overall pick in the third round of the 2018 NHL Draft on Saturday at Rogers Arena.

Stienburg, 18, has spent the last two seasons at St. Andrew's College and recorded 75 points (33 goals, 42 assists) in 56 contests while serving as the team's captain in 2018-19.

The Hailfax, Nova Scotia, native put up 128 points (60 goals, 68 assists) over his two years at St. Andrew's. Stienburg has also played three games with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and recorded one assist.

Stienburg was rated as the No. 133 North American skater on NHL Central Scouting's final list and will play at Cornell University next year.

The Avalanche acquired the selection from the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team trade on Nov. 5, 2017 that also included the Nashville Predators. Colorado also received the Sens's first-round selection at the 2019 draft (No. 4 overall, Bowen Byram), Andrew Hammond and Shane Bowers.

From the Predators, the Avs received Samuel Girard, Vladislav Kamenev and Nashville's third-round selection (58th) at the 2018 NHL Draft. The Avs traded the 58th pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins on the second day of the 2018 draft for the 64th and 146th overall picks and used them to select goaltender Justus Annunen and defenseman Danila Zhuravlyov, respectively.

The Senators received Matt Duchene from the Avalanche and sent Kyle Turris to the Predators.

Avalanche Draft Central has complete coverage of Colorado's 2019 picks at

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