Past Avalanche Drafts (Round 3)


We'll close out today's stroll through memory lane with a look at the Avs' round 3 draft picks. Tomorrow I'll look at later draft rounds.

Round 3 is the 2nd best for the Avs in terms of NHL games played. However, a big chunk of those games came from two players that the Avalanche weren't able to sign - Kurt Sauer and Bronko Radivojevic. Still, 5 players with 100 NHL games (soon to be 6) is a hell of a lot better than our 2nd round.

 

Year   Rnd Ov Player   Amateur Team   GP   G   A   PTS   +/-   PIM   Notables (Overall)
2006 3 81 Michael Carman  USA U-18 (USDP)  None
2005 3 88 T.J. Hensick  U. of Michigan  92 10 22 32 -11 16 Jared Boll (101)
2004 3 72 Denis Parshin  CSKA 2  Alex Edler (91)
2002 3 94 Eric Lundberg  Providence College  Valtteri Filppula (95)
2001 3 97 Danny Bois  London  1 0 0 0 0 7 Jordin Tootoo (98)
2000 3 88 Kurt Sauer  Spokane  356 5 28 33 -16 250 Dominic Moore (95)
2000 3 92 Sergei Klyazmin  Dynamo  Nic Wallin (97)
1999 3 93 Branko Radivojevic  Belleville  393 52 68 120 -35 252 Chris Kelly (94)
1998 3 79 Evgeny Lazarev  Kitchener Jr. B  Brian Gionta (82)
1997 3 55 Rick Berry  Seattle  197 2 13 15 -6 314 Jani Hurme (58)
1997 3 78 Ville Nieminen  Tappara Tampere, FIN  385 48 69 117 -28 333 Joe Corvo (83)
1996 3 79 Mark Parrish  St. Cloud State  705 215 170 385 -40 242 Toni Lydman (89)
1995 3 77 John Tripp  Oshawa  43 2 7 9 -3 35 Alym McCauley (79)

 

The Avalanche haven't had a 3rd round pick in the last two drafts, but do have a 3rd this year (64th). Overall, not too many obvious "should haves" in this round, although Valtteri Filppula, Jordin Tootoo and Brian Gionta would have been nice upgrades over Eric Lundberg, Danny Boi and Evgeny Lazarev.

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