A version of the following story appeared in the 2018-19 second edition of AVALANCHE, the official game magazine of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club. For more feature stories, purchase a copy of the magazine during Avs home games at Pepsi Center. All proceeds from game-magazine sales support youth hockey associations in Colorado.
Logan O'Connor's summer training for the 2018-19 season had to be put into overdrive this past July.
One day, the forward was preparing to lead the University of Denver men's hockey team as captain. The next, he was getting ready for his first pro campaign.