Draft day is the biggest day of the year for scouting departments in the NHL. It's where their hard work comes to fruition after spending countless of miles traveling via car, train, ferry and plane and watching games almost daily in cold rinks throughout the world.
Draft day is where tomorrow's stars enter the NHL, and the Colorado Avalanche looks to select a few of them at the June 21-22 draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"There is always pressure," said Avalanche director of amateur scouting Alan Hepple on Thursday. "I think there is always pressure in the first round. I think the last few years with Mikko Rantanen, we got him at 10. Tyson Jost at 10. Cale Makar was four obviously. There is always pressure in the first round I think."