Ryan O’Reilly. That hockey player Avalanche Nation learns to hate every off-season, and learns to love every regular season. The bearded guy known as Factor comes in at number four on our ‘Top 25 Under 25’ list, with an interesting spread among the six BSN Avalanche writers. A pair of writers rated O’Reilly third, another pair fourth, and a final…

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Austin became a life-long Avalanche fan at the ripe-old age of seven, and grew up idolizing Joe Sakic, Chris Drury, Peter Forsberg, and Patrick Roy. After residing in Colorado for 24 years, it’s safe to say, the Centennial State is in Austin’s blood. Now he begins the next chapter of his life in Arizona, while keeping ties to the Mile High City writing for BSN Denver. Previously, Austin served as editor of Mile High Sticking during the 2014-15 season.