Seth Jones is listed as the first prospect for the NHL Draft. The 6′ 4″ defenseman has been a powerhouse this past season in Portland. He has put up some great stats. He scored 14 goals and 42 assists in 61 games last season, then contribute one goal and six assists in seven IIHF World Junior Championship games for team USA. The right-handed defenseman is a big guy who can play great defense. But is he right for the Colorado Avalanche who own the first pick in the NHL Draft?
Six of Colorado’s defensemen are over 6′ tall, so it’s no surprise to say Jones would fit in. Among them is Sean Sullivan and Shane O’Brien. With Jones being on the D-line, he could be very successful with assists. Great combinations would be between him and Steve Downie, Matt Duchene, Milan Hejduk, and captain Gabriel Landeskog. These pairings would be perfect and, if used correctly, could make a breakthrough for next season.
Colorado kind of fell this season, even after the hype of Landeskog being the youngest captain. The goaltenders would greatly appreciate another giant in front of them taking shots for them. Jones could add quite a bit of depth to this team, and hopefully help them get into the playoffs next season.
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