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Justin Barron joins strong core of Avalanche defensemen



Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic has never kept it a secret about how he runs his drafts every year. Justin Barron

“Our goal going into every draft, especially in the first round, is to take the best player available,” Sakic said following the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft on Tuesday. 

Colorado used its 25th overall pick to select defenseman Justin Barron of the Halifax Mooseheads. 

“It was super exciting and you almost black out for a minute there when you hear your name called. It’s pretty surreal,” Barron said. “I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Colorado Avalanche.”

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A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Scott has so far spent the early parts of his young career covering Colorado hockey — from the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles to the DU Pioneers. His work can be found across sites such as, and SB Nation, among others. Scott currently resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, where he works as a Marketing Executive when he's not writing.

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