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DU’s Standout Goalie To Attend Avalanche Development Camp; Full Roster Released

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I get asked almost daily about why the Colorado Avalanche haven’t signed or drafted DU goaltender Matt Davis. The simple answer is that he’s too old to be drafted and plans to return to school. Although he hasn’t been drafted, he’s still eligible to attend development camp for any NHL team he wants to.

It appears he has chosen the Avalanche.

The 23 year old goaltender will attend Colorado’s Development Camp, which will take place from July 3-5. Davis has not signed a contract and will go back to DU in the Fall, but this allows the Avalanche to get a closer look at him. He’s not the only DU connection that will be there. In total, there will be five players attending with DU connections, including two of Colorado’s selections at the 2024 NHL Draft.

Here is the full roster…

Here are some things that stand out when first looking at the roster:

  • Calum Ritchie, coming off a dominant season in the OHL, should be able to participate after missing last season due to shoulder surgery.
  • Missing is 2023 1st round pick Mikhail Gulyayev, who attended last season. He was in North America for the draft last summer and isn’t right now, so it makes sense he won’t attend.
  • Ilya Nabokov will not attend, but we already knew that. It appears that all of Colorado’s 2024 draft picks will attend except for Nabokov and Ivan Yunin.
  • Milan Hejduk’s son, Marek, is on the roster and will be there. So will Taylor Makar, so it’s always a family affair with the Avalanche.
  • Third round pick William Zellers is on the roster but is listed as injured.

Here is the full schedule for the camp. If you see me, come say hi!

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