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Colorado Avalanche select Tyler Weiss with the 109th pick in the 2018 Entry Draft

Avalanche select another NCAA bound player in the fourth round of the draft.

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With the 109th pick in the NHL Entry draft, the Colorado Avalanche picked forwards Tyler Weiss from the USNTDP U18 team. Weiss is slated to go to the University of Nebraska-Omaha next season.

The Raleigh North Carolina native was ranked as high as 59th by McKeen’s Scouting Service.

Though he looks like he’s 12-years old, Tyler Weiss has a tone of skill. At only 150lbs, Weiss is going to need a lot of time to grow, luckily, the NCAA is a great place to do that.

Selected 15th overall by Sarnia in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection draft, Weiss decided to move back to the US to develop as a part of a stacked National Development team.

“His skill level is off the charts,” said Seth Appert, Weiss’ coach with the USA Hockey U-18 team. “He can be a top-two line forward in the NHL with further maturation of his game, when he’s a more complete player.”

He is a highly skilled player that loves to have the puck on his stick. He is the epitome of a boom or bust player that could turn into an absolute steal at this point in the draft. Overshadowed by a great U18 team this past season, he should get a chance to play big minutes this season in Omaha.

To learn more about Weiss’ journey to the draft, check out this amazing piece by Sunaya Sapurji or The Athletic.