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Avalanche Selects Seven Players At 2017 Draft

Colorado chooses three forwards, three defensemen, one goalie

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO - The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club made seven selections at the 2017 NHL Draft held Friday and Saturday at the United Center in Chicago.

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Cale Makar NHL Draft Transcript

by NHL @NHL / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Q. You've been gaining momentum the past few weeks. Did you think you could go as high as No. 4?

CALE MAKAR: To be honest, I didn't really know. I was coming in here, and I keep telling people it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I never knew what was going to happen, so it was just fun to sit in the stands.

Q. Did you ever get any inkling that the Avalanche would pick you at No. 4?

CALE MAKAR: I think my meeting went pretty well with them at the Combine, but other than that, yeah, I couldn't tell you. It's just kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing.

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Avalanche Selects Cale Makar In First Round

Defenseman taken fourth overall at 2017 NHL Draft

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

CHICAGO--The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club selected defenseman Cale Makar (mah-KAR) with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft tonight at the United Center in Chicago.

Makar, 18, is the highest-ever draft pick from the Alberta Junior Hockey League, surpassing current Avalanche forward Joe Colborne (Camrose Kodiaks), who was selected by the Boston Bruins with the 16th overall pick in 2008.

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Avalanche Announces 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule

Colorado opens season at Madison Square Garden Oct. 5; Hosts Bruins in Home Opener Oct. 11

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The National Hockey League announced its 2017-18 regular season schedule today, with the Colorado Avalanche set to open the campaign on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers. After a three-game road trip to begin the year, the Avalanche will host the Boston Bruins in the home opener on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Pepsi Center.

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Avalanche At The 2017 NHL Draft

Colorado will have seven picks, including fourth overall

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche will have a total of seven selections--including the fourth overall pick--when the 2017 NHL Draft takes place this Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, at the United Center in Chicago.

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2017 Avalanche Development Camp

This year's camp features three days of on-ice sessions

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche announced today that it will hold its annual development camp from June 26-29.

Colorado's camp this year will once again include off-ice physical training and learning sessions and on-ice elements for the organization's prospects, newly-drafted players and camp invitees. Medical and physical testing will take place on Monday before the players take to the ice for three days at Family Sports Center in Centennial.

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NHL Announces Order Of Selection For The 2017 Draft

Colorado owns seven picks

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas at United Center in Chicago. The first round will take place on Friday, June 23 (7 p.m., ET/5 p.m., MT, NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVAS) and the subsequent rounds (2 through 7) on Saturday, June 24 (10 a.m., ET/8 a.m., MT, NHL Network, Sportsnet).

The Colorado Avalanche owns seven picks in the draft: No. 4, 32, 94, 114, 125, 156 and 187.

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Avalanche Announces 2017-18 Preseason Schedule

Colorado to play games against Golden Knights, Stars and Wild

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today its preseason schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign.

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2017 NHL Draft Lottery To Be Held April 29

The Avalanche has the highest odds of winning the No. 1 overall pick

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

The National Hockey League announced today the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, used to determine the order of selection for the first 15 picks in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, will be held on Saturday, April 29 in Toronto. The results of the Draft Lottery will be announced shortly after 6 p.m., MT, during live coverage of the event on NBC, CBC and TVA. Coverage on CBC begins at 5:30 p.m., MT.

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NHL Releases Final Rankings For 2017 Draft

Brandon's Nolan Patrick is the top prospect, Halifax's Nico Hischier follows at No. 2

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

Forward Nolan Patrick (Winnipeg, Man.), who skates for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, has been named the top draft-eligible skater for the 2017 NHL Draft as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau today released its final rankings. Forward Nico Hischier (Naters, Switzerland), a center for the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, follows closely at No. 2.

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