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Avs CHL Playoff Snapshot - 04/25/2016

QMJHL

Semi-Final

Rouyn-Noranda and Moncton are tied 1-1.

Player GP G A TP P/M PIM
JC Beaudin 11 6 10 16 9 8
AJ Greer 11 6 8 14 10 16
Julien Nantel 11 3 3 6 2 10

Avs Prospects Signing Tracker - 04/25/2016

Updated: Noreau, Compher
Player Team League Status
CHL (June 1, 2016)
Conner Bleackley RED WHL Rights traded to AZ - 2/29
Nick Magyar KIT OHL
Julien Nantel ROU QMJHL Signed ELC w/ COL - 3/9
Alexis Pepin VAL QMJHL
Kyle Wood NOR OHL Rights traded to AZ - 2/29
Europe (June 1, 2016)
Anton Lindholm SKE SHL
NHL (Two-Way/ELC - July 1, 2016)
Nathan MacKinnon COL NHL RFA
Andreas Martinsen COL NHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Patrick Bordeleau SAN AHL UFA
Joey Hishon SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Taylor Beck SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Duncan Siemens SAN AHL RFA
Brandon Gormley SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Nate Guenin SAN AHL UFA
Sami Aittokallio KAR Liiga RFA
Ben Street SAN AHL UFA
Maxim Noreau SAN AHL 4/25, 2-YR, SC Bern (NLA)
Borna Rendulic SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Garrett Meurs FTW ECHL RFA
Dennis Everberg SAN ECHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Andrew Agozzino SAN AHL UFA
Trevor Cheek FTW ECHL RFA
Gabriel Beaupre FTW ECHL RFA
Roman Will SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Other Signings
JT Compher UM B10 4/25, 3-YR ELC, COL (NHL)
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Avs Prospects Signing Tracker - 04/15/2016

Player Team League Status
CHL (June 1, 2016)
Conner Bleackley RED WHL Rights traded to AZ - 2/29
Nick Magyar KIT OHL
Julien Nantel ROU QMJHL Signed ELC w/ COL - 3/9
Alexis Pepin VAL QMJHL
Kyle Wood NOR OHL Rights traded to AZ - 2/29
Europe (June 1, 2016)
Anton Lindholm SKE SHL
NHL (Two-Way/ELC - July 1, 2016)
Nathan MacKinnon COL NHL RFA
Andreas Martinsen COL NHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Patrick Bordeleau SAN AHL UFA
Joey Hishon SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Taylor Beck SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Duncan Siemens SAN AHL RFA
Brandon Gormley SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Nate Guenin SAN AHL UFA
Sami Aittokallio KAR Liiga RFA
Ben Street SAN AHL UFA
Maxim Noreau SAN AHL UFA
Borna Rendulic SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Garrett Meurs FTW ECHL RFA
Dennis Everberg SAN ECHL RFA (arb. eligible)
Andrew Agozzino SAN AHL UFA
Trevor Cheek FTW ECHL RFA
Gabriel Beaupre FTW ECHL RFA
Roman Will SAN AHL RFA (arb. eligible)

Avs CHL Playoff Snapshot - 04/14/2016

Second Round Update

OHL

London beats Kitchener in series 4-0.

Player GP G A TP P/M PIM
Nick Magyar 9 1 0 1 0 2

The loss to the London Knights concludes the seson for Magyar and his Kitchener team. Magyar's rights expire on June 1st and it's unlikely the Avs will sign him to an entry-level contract before the deadline.

QMJHL

Rouyn-Noranda leads Blainville-Boisbriand 3-1

Player GP G A TP P/M PIM
JC Beaudin 8 6 6 12 6 4
AJ Greer 8 5 7 12 7 8
Julien Nantel 8 2 3 5 3 8

Gatineau and Mocton are tied 2-2.

Player GP G A TP P/M PIM
Nicolas Meloche 7 1 1 2 4 8

News and Notes - 04/14/2016

Compher to Represent Team USA

While things didn't end well for JT Compher and the Michigan Wolverines in the recently concluded NCAA tourmanent, the forward's playing season will continue. Compher, along with now former Michigan team mates Kyle Connor and Tyler Motte were named to the US roster for the upcoming World Championship earlier this week.

It will likely be the last time the trio, the "CCM Line", will suit up on the same team, as both Connor and Motte have recently decided to forgo the remainder of their college eligibility to begin their professional careers. For Compher, the Avs will likely attempt to lock him up to an entry-level contract at the conclusion of the international tournament.

The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is set to begin on May 6th in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The Avalanche will also be represented by Matt Duchene and Calvin Pickard for Team Canada.

Compher, along with Denver defenseman Will Butcher, were named to the All-American West Second Team during the Frozen Four festivities last weekend in Tampa, FL. Butcher and Compher were also honored by USCHO.com by being named to their All-USCHO Second and Third teams respectively.

Meloche Making an Impression

A nice piece from the The Hockey Writers on the development of Avs 2015 second rounder Nicolas Meloche.

Rantanen, Vatrano Share AHL Outstanding Rookie Award

The AHL announced on Thursday that San Antonio Rampage forward Mikko Rantanen and Providence Bruins forward Frank Vatrano were voted as co-winners for the Dudley Garrett Memorial Award, which is awarded to the season's most outstanding rookie. Rantanen for his part, has led all rookies in scoring in the AHL with 60 points in 51 games.

Rantanen and the Rampage will conclude their season on Friday, in San Antonio, against Manitoba. Upon conlcusion of the season, it's expected that Rantanen will join Team Finland for the World Championship in May.

Recent Transactions

Alex Belzile (RW) - Reassigned to Fort Wayne (ECHL) - 04/14
Andrew Agozzino (LW) - Reassigned to San Antonio (AHL) - 04/09
Garrett Thompson (LW) - Released from PTO (San Antonio) - 04/09
Troy Bourke (LW) - Reassigned to Fort Wayne - 04/09
Jackson Houck (RW) - Signed to ATO (San Antonio) - 04/05
Trevor Cheek (LW) - Reassigned to Fort Wayne (ECHL) - 04/05
Will Weber (D) - Reassigned to Fort Wayne (ECHL) - 04/05
Sergei Boikov (D) - Signed to ATO (San Antonio) - 04/04
Cody Corbett (D) - Reassigned to Fort Wayne (ECHL) - 03/28

Avs NCAA TV Schedule - 04/07/2016

Frozen Four Semi-final (Tampa, FL)

Denver (W. Butcher) vs North Dakota - 6:30 PM MST - ESPN2/TSN2
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Avs CHL Playoff Snapshot - 04/06/2016

First Round Completed

OHL

Kitchener wins series 4-1.

Name GP G A P P/M PIM
Nick Magyar 5 1 0 1 0 2

QMJHL

Gatineau wins series 4-0.

Name GP G A P P/M PIM
Nicolas Meloche 4 0 0 0 4 2

Blainville-Boisbriand wins series 4-2.

Name GP G A P P/M PIM
Alexis Pepin 6 2 1 3 -1 10

Note: The Avs hold the rights to Alexis Pepin until June 1st.

Rouyn-Noranda wins series 4-0.

Name GP G A P P/M PIM
JC Beaudin 4 3 6 9 5 2
AJ Greer 4 5 2 7 0 5
Julien Nantel 4 1 3 4 2 8

Name GP G A P P/M PIM
Sergei Boikov 4 0 0 0 -3 6

Note: Sergei Boikov has signed an amateur try-out with San Antonio (AHL) on April 5th.