The Colorado Avalanche had eight selections at the 2010 NHL Draft, and only three players still remain with the organization. It is still unclear how big or little the draft will have an impact on the organization going forward but Joey Hishon and Calvin Pickard still have time to show that the 2010 class was not a complete dud. Read more»
As is the tradition, Hockey’s Future hands out some hardware to the Colorado Avalanche prospects who made an impression this season for better, or in some cases, for worse. Although it was a struggle of a season for the NHL club, several younger players in various developmental leagues stood out as hopeful signs of incoming help.
Five years after being chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft, and after missing an entire season and most of another from the effects of a concussion, Colorado Avalanche forward Joey Hishon finally cashed in his first NHL goal – the game-winner – in a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Read more»
With the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche selected Joey Hishon of the Owen Sound Attack. The Stratford, Ontario-native was somewhat of a surprising pick having been ranked 55th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, but if his 2010-11 campaign is any indication of what is to come, the undersized pivot is well on his way to justifying his early selection.
The Colorado Avalanche continue to boast a plethora of offensive talent along the blueline despite recently trading a pair of highly-touted young prospects in Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen. The Avalanche are also strong in goal but are weak on the offensive front, particularly on the wings.