IRVINE, Calif. – When the Avalanche were given the distinction of having the second-best farm system in the NHL according to Corey Pronman of The Athletic, it was largely due to the presence of high-end talent. Because they haven’t graduated any top prospects in a few years, there’s now a nice collection of top young players converging at the top…

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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