We get back to work with the continuation of our 2016 edition of the top 25 Colorado Avalanche under 25. After polling seven of our Avalanche writers, the results showed that number 19 on our list is none other than University of Denver star defenseman and captain Will Butcher. Of the seven ballots submitted, Butcher’s average ranking came in…

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A.J. Haefele was born in Aurora, Colorado, raised in Katy, Texas and is the Colorado Avalanche beat reporter for DNVR. AJ helped launch the network back in 2015 and has filled roles as a team leader and Editor-In- Chief, along with co-hosting the DNVR draft podcasts along with his other duties. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Avalanche podcast. Follow AJ on Twitter - @returnofaj