Tyson Barrie freely admits that his defensive game needed plenty of work when he embarked on his junior-hockey career five years ago.
As a defenseman, this presented a slight problem.
"I was just terrible defensively," Barrie told NHL.com. "I was a riverboat gambler; I took a lot of chances. But I've really worked on that part of my game since then and I'm going to try and keep improving."
Now 20 years old and one of the Colorado Avalanche's prized prospects, Barrie is one of 19 defensemen listed on the team's 54-man roster for training camp, which opens Sept. 16.
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