It’s been very few surprises for the Colorado Avalanche with their college prospects so far as the two highest-profile players have been signed this week. First, Alex Newhook inked a deal with the Avs earlier in the week and just before game time tonight Sampo Ranta agreed to terms with the Avs on his three-year entry-level contract. Ranta just completed…

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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