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From Undrafted to NHL Contract, Ivan Ivan's Next Chapter Begins

Meghan Angley Avatar
March 31, 2024
Ivan Ivan in the Burgundy and Blue Affiliate Jersey

Ivan Ivan couldn't wait to share the news with his whole family: mom, dad, brother, and his billet family from juniors. Signing his first NHL contract was a dream come true, but it's just the first step.

On March 5th, the undrafted centerman signed an NHL contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

"I didn't know how to react at first. I told my mom, ‘I don't know how to feel. I don't feel like I accomplished everything…'" Ivan admitted, but he channeled that hunger into even more motivation to get to the Avs.

He joined the organization this summer on an AHL deal, but his sights were always set on the National League. He was invited to development camp and impressed at the rookie tournam...

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