Get to Know Markus Niemelainen Date of Birth: 6/8/1998 Place of Birth: Kuopio, FIN Ht: 6’6″ Wt: 205 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense Team (League): Saginaw Spirit (OHL) Statistics What Scouts See Curtis Joe, Elite Prospects: A complete all-around defenceman that makes the game look easy. Natural size and strength compliment his smooth stride. Very mobile skater who moves…

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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