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Colorado Avalanche send Conor Timmins back to junior

The 32nd overall pick appears to be on his way back to the OHL

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Though he wasn’t a part of the big cut that happened on Monday, it looks as though the Colorado Avalanche have sent Conor Timmins back to the OHL.

Thanks @coloradoavalanche for a great three weeks. Time to get things rolling in the Soo

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Timmins took to Instagram to thank the Avs for a great training camp and mention that he’s on his way to get his season started with the Soo Greyhounds. Those around the OHL expected the 19-year old defenseman back this week, so the post from Timmins just confirms what was expected.

Timmins looked great in camp and was a bit of a surprise during his two games of preseason action. He doesn't yet have a contract, but don’t be surprised if the team signs him to his ELC long before he returns to camp next summer.

He will return to a Greyhounds team that is one of the favorites in the OHL’s Western Conference. He took a major step in his development last season and will spend this season as one of best defensemen in the OHL. Timmins will get his first game action Thursday night against potential first overall pick in next year’s draft Andrei Svechnikov and the Barrie Colts.

Additionally, fans will likely get to see Timmins as a key piece of Canada’s World Junior team this coming December.