ColoradoAvalanche.com is profiling draft-eligible prospects leading up to the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas on June 22-23. Joel Farabee is the No. 12-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. The Avalanche has the 16th overall selection at the draft.
Joel Farabee grew up at the ice rink. The right wing for the United States National Team Development Program started playing hockey when he was just 3 years old, but even before that he was watching his older brothers, Jake and Jesse.
"Both my older brothers played so they got me into it. Everything just took off from there," said Farabee of his hockey roots to USAHockey.com. "I always watched them. They were on older teams. They inspired me to want to get to that level."
Farabee, 18, has a chance to be the first of the brothers drafted into the NHL, but he still learns from his brothers' careers, especially his oldest brother Jake, a forward for division-III Connecticut College.