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The Future: Plenty of Avs' Prospects Start the Season off Strong

The prospect system for the Colorado Avalanche can be characterized as limited. The defending NHL champions have exchanged some of their best prospects for seasoned players who have helped them win a championship. Despite this, there are still a lot of young players in the system who are dominating their respective leagues. The top Avalanche prospects who are making waves this season are listed below: Nikolai Kovalenko - Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) To start, American-Russian forward, Nikolai Kovalenko has been tearing up the KHL this season. Since his previous season, the 23-year-offensive old's production has increased, and in 15 games, he has six goals and nine points. Kovalenko, who was appointed assistant captain of his Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo team, is one of the team's leading point scorers. Kovalenko, a sixth-round selection in 2018, was never given an entry-level contract, but there is a good chance the winger will try to land an NHL job after his KHL contract expires