We're back after the holiday break. World Junior Championship is in full force, major juniors are back in action, as is the AHL. Let's review how all the Avs' top prospects are doing:
Nick Leivermann (34GP - 7G, 20A) - 2017 Round 7, Pick 187 (Defenseman, Penticton Vees - BCHL)
The Penticton Vees played two games after a long holiday break -and it didn’t go so well. The Vees lost both and got blown out once. Leivermann didn’t get any points in either game. Look for him to have a bounce-back week upcoming.
Dec. 29: @ Wenatchee Wild
L 6-3- 0G, 0A
Dec. 30: @ Wenatchee Wild
L 3-1- 0G, 0A
Conor Timmins (28 GP - 6G, 28A) - 2017 Round 2, Pick 32 (Defenseman, Soo Greyhounds - OHL)
At the beginning of the season, many thought that Conor Timmins would need to have an exceptional start to his season in order to even have an outside chance at making Canada’s roster for the World Junior Championships. But now here we are - on the final night of preliminary games for Canada, and Conor Timmins has been an anchor on the blue line for the best under 20 players from the great white north. Timmins has been Canada’s most consistent defender and has seen big minutes all throughout the tournament so far - and hasn’t disappointed. He controls the ice around him very well, is extremely smart with the puck, has great vision and is a good decision maker. This season has been a coming out party for Timmins. Teams could be kicking themselves for letting this kid fall into the second round.