Complete Resource Guide to the 2018 NHL Draft

Here is a collection of all the draft materials we published through the year for the 2018 NHL entry draft. An evolution of prospect snapshots through the year, coverage of major international tournaments, draft rankings, player profiles, mock drafts, shift by shift video of prospects expected in Colorado’s range and draft related podcasts. Any new materials published before the draft will be added to this guide as well. Please let us know what you’d like to see more of and we’ll work on making coverage even better for 2019.


Dreaming of the Draft snapshots

Preseason: Joe Veleno, Anderson MacDonald

October: Ty Smith, Rasmus Sandin

November: (mailbag) Kody Clark, Jakub Lauko, Alexander Alexeyev, Serron Noel

December: Alexander Khovanov, Allan McShane, Grigori Denisenko, Jack McBain, Jonny Tychonick

February: (overagers) Sean Durzi, Vladislav Yeryomenko, Rafäel Harvey-Pinard

May: Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Vitali Kravtsov, Jonatan Berggren, Ty Smith, Benoit-Olivier Groulx, Adam Boqvist

June: (combine) Liam Kirk plus many other top 60 ranked

June: Draft Plan for the Avalanche rounds 1-7


International Tournament coverage

U-17: (2019) Jack Hughes, Xavier Parent, Ryan Suzuki, Peyton Krebs (2020) Alexis Lafrenière, Justin Barron

WJC: Filip Zadina, Martin Kaut

Top Prospects Game: Aidan Dudas, Evan Bouchard, Kevin Bahl, Alexis Gravel, Olivier Rodrigue 

Five Nations: Andrei Svechnikov, Alexander Khovanov, Grigori Denisenko, Jakub Lauko, (2019) Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko

U-18: Oliver Wahlstrom, Joel Farabee, Jonny Tychonick, Ty Dellandrea, (2019) Rafäel Lavoie, Bowen Byram

Rankings and Profiles by Nathan Chapman

Midseason: CHL 2018 top 100 ranking & CHL top 31 profiles 

Final: 2018 top 31 & preliminary CHL 2019 top 31

Final: CHL 2018 top 100 ranking & CHL top 31 profiles

Mock Draft: Round 1 and 2 (June)


Shift by Shift video by Rudo3

Joel Farabee

Vitali Kravtsov 

Serron Noel

Akil Thomas 

Barrett Hayton

Grigori Denisenko 

Joe Veleno

Ty Dellandrea

Ryan McLeod

Ty Smith 

Jared McIsaac

Bode Wilde

K’Andre Miller


Talking Out Our Avs draft podcasts

Rounds 2-7 (June)

Options at #16 (June)

1.5 Round Mock Draft (May)

CHL draft eligibles (Feb)




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