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3 Former Avs Selecting in NHL Draft!

By ADMIN, 07/26/21, 9:30PM EDT


7/26/2021 - Hooksett, NH

The NH Avalanche was thrilled to see 3 of our alumni selected in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft this past weekend.   It's few and far between having an NHL draft pick come through your system, but to have 3 in 1 draft is an amazing feat.  

First up, Nate Benoit, who played a few years of youth hockey with the Avs and will be attending the University of North Dakota was drafted by the Minnesota Wild.

Next up, life long Av Alex Gagne was selected by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning.  Alex will be attending UNH next season and is in the running to make the USA World Junior Team.

Sticking with New Hampshire, the Lightning selected former long time Avalanche player Cooper Flinton. Cooper is committed to play college Hockey at Darmouth. 

Congrats to all 3 players, and best of luck as you pursue your NHL dream