CHICAGO – The Colorado Avalanche used their final selection of the 2017 NHL Draft, 187th overall and first in the seventh round, on defenseman Nick Leivermann out of Eden Prarie High School in Minnesota. Leivermann, 5’10”, 194 pounds, was the captain of the Eagles team that featured eigth overall selection Casey Mittelstadt and infamously fell short of the state…

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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