Former Denver Pioneers ahead Logan O’Connor will make his NHL debut with the Avalanche on Monday evening in opposition to the Los Angeles Kings.

“Most of his probabilities and scoring alternatives for himself and his linemates (with the Colorado Eagles) are created from his tenacity and his relentlessness on the puck,” Avs coach Jared Bednar mentioned after an non-obligatory morning skate Monday. “We want a little bit little bit of that in our lineup proper now.”

The 22-year-old, who forewent being captain for his senior yr at DU when he signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Colorado in July, is tied for second on the Eagles with 9 targets. He’ll play on Colorado’s fourth line with Sheldon Dries at heart and Gabriel Bourque on the left facet.

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Bednar mentioned ahead Tyson Jost will begin the sport on the highest line with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, a glance that Bednar tried in Saturday’s 3-2 time beyond regulation loss to Chicago. The transfer, which included placing Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog on the second line with Alexander Kerfoot and J.T. Compher, was achieved with the intention of jump-starting the underside units of forwards.

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“That was our greatest line via 30 minutes the opposite evening,” Bednar mentioned of the tier-two trio.


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