The Colorado Avalanche will select 4th overall!
At the NHL Draft Lottery on April 9, Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche obtained the 4th overall pick in the random draw. The team was guaranteed to draft within the Top 4 due to the Ottawa Senators finishing last in 31st place this season. Final stop : NHL Draft on June 21.
Draft Pick OddsBased on the Senators' performance this season, here are the draft odds for the Colorado Avalanche.
Top 4 Status : GUARANTEED
1st Overall - 18.5%
2nd Overall - 16.5%
3rd Overall - 14.4%
4th Overall - 50.6%
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2019 NHL Draft Order
1. New Jersey
2. New York
5. Los Angeles
Potential Draft Prospects
Due to the recent events surrounding the Ottawa Senators, a lot of experts believe the team will finish at the bottom of the league this year. If the Senators finish 25th or worse, this guarantees the Colorado Avalanche to receive a Top 10 pick in the upcoming draft. How good would these players look in burgundy and blue?
Duchene Trade Recap
Let's not forget the trade that made all of this possible. On November 5th, 2017, the Colorado Avalanche traded forward Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators in a three-team deal with the Nashville Predators. Multiple assets were swapped in the deal, including the very important 2018 or 2019 first round pick from Ottawa. With Ottawa selecting Brady Tkachuk in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Senators confirmed they were sending their 2019 first round pick to Colorado.
2018 or 2019 1st Round Pick (4th Overall in 2019)From Ottawa
Shane Bowers (C)From Ottawa
2019 3rd Round PickFrom Ottawa
Andew Hammond (G)From Ottawa
But wait... There's more!
On February 22, one day after being left out of the lineup by the Senators, Matt Duchene was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets by the Ottawa Senators for Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson, a first round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional first-round pick in 2020. Duchene's trade follows a trend set last year, he will play his first game as a member of the Blue Jackets against the team that traded him away.
Ottawa Senators Timeline
The last few years have been a roller coaster ride for Ottawa Senators fans as a lot of key events happened before and after the Duchene trade. These events affected the Senators positively or negatively and therefore have an impact on the first round pick sent to the Colorado Avalanche. Let's start from the beginning shall we?
Days since the last blunder : days
Conquering the world one loss at a time
What essentially started out as a simple project to learn how the NHL API works has turned into a side project in the month of September 2018. Thanks to Reddit and hockey columnists on Twitter, Sens Pick Tracker got the traction it needed to become the go-to website for Colorado Avalanche fans and whoever wants to track Ottawa's first round pick this season in the span of a single day.Follow @SensPickTracker Featured on ESPN Featured on The Athletic
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