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Updating the Colorado Eagles depth chart for 2019-20

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Breaking down the AHL roster with as many contract details as we could get our hands on.

COLORADO EAGLES AHL HOCKEY
LOVELAND, CO - FEBRUARY 6: Colorado Eagles right wing Martin Kaut sits on the bench during practice on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

It’s the dead of summer now, meaning there is less news happening. On one hand, this is bad for us because we who write/read hockey blogs in the middle of July are desperate for news that just isn’t there. On the other hand, it gives us a chance to have a look at the teams we watch and see what everything looks like now that the dust has settled.

AHL rosters are still a land of magic for even the best people covering the league. There isn’t a reliable place to find AHL contract lengths, and trying to find salary numbers gets you laughed out of the room. Nevertheless, I have slowly parsed through the AHL website, the Colorado Eagles website, and Elite Prospects to find what I consider the most accurate Eagles roster on the public internet right now. There may be one or two guys on two-year AHL deals that I missed, but I’ve given up looking and we’ll deal with it in September.

Quickly breaking down the roster, most of this team is young and on Entry-Level Contracts with the NHL Colorado Avalanche. 12 of the 26 are somewhere along their two-, or three-year ELC. After that, there are six players on AHL contracts. I suspect one or two of them will join the ECHL Utah Grizzlies before the start of the season.

Also on the roster are three players (T.J. Tynan, Jayson Megna, Mark Alt) the AHL considers to be “AHL veterans”. They have all played more than 320 professional hockey games and there can’t be more than seven of them on a game-day roster at any point during the season. Since the Eagles only have three, they should be fine.

The following depth chart is sorted by position and age. Waiver eligibility has also been calculated. I’ve also linked some informative articles and videos on some of these players that might be interesting.

Forwards

Left Wing

AJ Greer - 22, LW, NHL RFA, requires waivers

Ty Lewis - 21, LW, NHL contract

Brandon Saigeon - 21, LW/RW, AHL contract

Travis Barron - 20, LW, NHL contract

Martin Kaut - 19, LW, NHL contract

Center

Sheldon Dries - 25, C, NHL RFA

Igor Shyvyrov - 21, C, NHL contract

Josh Dickinson - 21, C, NHL contract

Shane Bowers - 19, C, NHL contract

Right Wing

Jayson Megna - 29, RW, NHL contract, requires waivers

T.J. Tynan - 27, C/RW, NHL contract, requires waivers

Michael Joly - 24, RW, AHL contract

Logan O’Connor - 22, RW, NHL contract

Nicholas Henry - 20, RW, NHL contract

Defense

Left Defense

Jacob MacDonald - 26, LD, NHL contract, requires waivers

Dan Renouf - 25, LD, NHL contract, requires waivers

Sasha Larocque - 25, LD, AHL contract

Anton Lindholm - 24, LD, NHL RFA, requires waivers

Peter Tischke - 23, LD, AHL contract

Josh Anderson - 20, LD, NHL contract

Right Defense

Mark Alt - 27, RD, NHL contract, requires waivers

Nicolas Meloche - 22, RD, NHL contract

Kevin Davis - 22, RD, AHL contract

Conor Timmins - 20, RD, NHL contract

Goalies

Adam Werner - 22, G, NHL contract

Hunter Miska - 24, G, AHL contract