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The Colorado Avalanche selected Canadian winger Sasha Mutala with the 140th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. With the 171st pick the Avalanche chose Canadian center Luka Burzan.

Mutala, 18, played the last three seasons with the Tri-City Americans. At 6-foot-1 and 196 pounds, Mutala scored 41 points in 65 games this season.

Burzan, 19, played the last three seasons in the WHL with the Moose Jow Warriors and, most recently, the Brandon Wheat Kings. His statistical output consistently increased each year and he peaked this season with 78 points in 68 games.

The Avalanche have one pick remaining in the 2019 draft.


Henry was born in Columbia Falls, Montana and graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 2015. He earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and economics from the University of Montana in 2019. After graduation, he joined DNVR. He spent three years covering the University of Colorado before moving to the Broncos beat ahead of the 2022 season. Henry joined DNVR as a remote staff writer in 2017, providing support to BSN's Broncos beat reporters. He interned at DNVR headquarters in the summer of 2018 and accepted a full-time position after graduating from UM. Follow Henry on Twitter - @HenryChisholm