Ondrej Pavel | Photo: nhl.cz
A very inspiring story is being written overseas a little inconspicuously. Ondřej Pavel was never drafted, but he caught the eye of Colorado in college. He signed a contract with it and attracted attention at the training camp. Now he was called from the farm. The dream is closer.
attacker, 23 years old
” href=”https://www.hokej.cz/hrac/ondrej-pavel/36101″>Ondřej Pavel spent the entire summer in Denver, however, due to an injury in the lower part of his body, he did not perform as expected at the training camp. If there were to be characteristics, we would be talking about an excellent defensive forward, who was greatly helped by his involvement in the NCAA.
He left the Avs camp after a few days, was transferred to the Eagles’ farm. “It’s disappointing because you want to reward players for their time here,” coach Jared Bednar said at the time.
“This guy is the hardest worker. He was here all summer and didn’t miss a single day. I’d say that’s how we fit the fourth row centers. Tough, strong, really disciplined guy, very competitive and hard working. He trained all summer to get a chance to play preliminaries, but unfortunately.”
From his words you could already feel that he has a weakness for Pavel and his style. The 23-year-old Czech attacker did not score in ten games on the farm, but despite this, the organization decided to call him up.
“We’re all in this together. We’re going to need everybody,” Bednar added to the Denver Post.
The Avalanche began to waver, which led to the benching of Tomáš Tatar and Jonathan Drouin.
After a great start and six straight wins, Colorado has three losses in its last four games.
The Avs will have a chance to make amends on Wednesday night when they welcome the Devils at home. Will Paul be there?
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