Kevin Shattenkirk, Colby Cohen and the Colorado Avalanche 2007 Draft Class

November 22nd, 2010 by Jon Miller Leave a reply »
With the NHL becoming younger every day, it has grown increasingly important to draft and develop well.  Very few teams have been able to do that as well as the Colorado Avalanche.

With the plethora of injuries that the Avalanche have dealt with, the success of the team so far this season has depended directly on the young talent within the organization.

The 2007 draft may have been one of the deepest drafts in recent history and the Avalanche are already reaping the benefits of solid scouting.  Now it’s time to revisit the 2007 draft and check up on these prospects.

Kevin Shattenkirk (D) – First round, 14th overall

The Avalanche took the Greenwich, Connecticut native with their first pick in the 2007 draft.  The 5’11” defenseman attended Boston University after playing two seasons for the U.S. National Team Development Program.  In his last year at B.U. Kevin was named team captain and led the Terriers to a national title.  After starting this season for Colorado’s AHL affiliate in Lake Erie, Kevin was called up due to injury trouble.  In his first nine games, he has recorded two goals and ...

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