Big news coming today from the Colorado Avalanche as they announced the signing of their top 2 picks from this June's NHL entry draft.
Both Duncan Siemens and Gabriel Landeskog have been inked to 3 year entry level contracts. Landeskog was the 2nd overall pick in the draft, while Siemens was the 11th choice.
Siemens played this season for the Saskatoon Blades, he registered 43 points, 121 PIMs and a +40. He set career highs in goals, assists, points, plus-minus and penalty minutes. He was also one of the youngest players to be drafted in the entry draft.
Siemens also has a big event on the horizon as he will be spending next week in Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta at the Team Canada World Junior evaluation camp. That runs from the 3rd to the 7th.
Landeskog meanwhile will be heading to Avalanche camp with a spot in the Avs top 6 virtually all locked up. He was called the most NHL-ready prospect for a reason and should be given every opportunity to start the season playing on the wing of either Matt Duchene or Paul Stastny.
Many questions remain about these players future careers, but one thing is for sure...it will be an exciting training camp as a Colorado Avalanche fan.