CHICAGO--The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club selected defenceman Cale Makar with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago.
Makar, 18, is the highest-ever draft pick from the Alberta Junior Hockey League, surpassing current Avalanche forward Joe Colborne (Camrose Kodiaks), who was selected by the Boston Bruins with the 16th overall pick in 2008.
Listen to the one and only Avs Cast, the official Colorado Avalanche podcast featuring exclusive interviews with players, alumni and staff. We snag defenseman Cale Maker just minutes after the Avalanche selected him fourth overall at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago to talk about his experience and get to know the kid.
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