The Colorado Avalanche escaped the Vegas expansion draft relatively unscathed, losing goaltender Calvin Pickard to the Golden Knights and improving at the position in the years after. That was not the case with this year’s round of expansion as the Seattle Kraken were set to take one of the $3M players on Colorado’s roster. Between Ryan Graves, J.T. Compher, and…

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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