After giving Cale Makar a life-changing contract earlier in the day, the Colorado Avalanche made it a great day for the entire Makar family as they selected Cale’s younger brother Taylor in the seventh round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
A forward for the Brooks Bandits, Taylor Makar became the 220th pick in draft and the fourth player selected by Joe Sakic and the Avalanche. A 6’3” forward, the 20-year old Taylor will make the jump to the NCAA next season to play for UMass. He finished last season with five goals and 19 points in a very short 16 game season.
The younger Makar has played both center and left wing during his time in the AJHL and has been described as a power forward with a little edge to his game. After being passed over in the last two drafts, he was not ranked by any of the scouting services.
Whatever comes of his hockey career, being drafted to the same NHL team that his older brother plays for has to be a huge thrill for Taylor.
Congratulations to the entire Makar family. Saturday will be a day none of them will ever forget.
Other Avalanche picks in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft: