Smith, 19, has played four seasons with the WHL Kamloops Blazers. He scored 85 points in 72 games last season with the Blazers, including 35 goals. Yahoo! named Colin Smith as one of the potential gems available on Day Two of the draft.
Smith sticks out since he played for Canada in the IIHF world under-18 championship in April, albeit when several of his peers were still engaged in league playoffs. The Edmonton native had 50 points as a 17-year-old on a bad Blazers team.
Colorado focused on smart, two-way forward prospects with each of their first four selections in this draft, and they made it a clean sweep by selecting Smith. Five picks in this draft, five forwards selected.
Here is your Colorado Avalanche 2012 Draft Class:
Second Round: Forward Mitchell Heard
Third Round: Forward Troy Bourke
Fifth Round: Michael Clarke
Sixth Round: Forward Joseph Blandisi
Seventh Round: Forward Colin Smith
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