22-Year-Old Defenseman – Colorado Avalanche
Duncan Siemens Contract Information:
The Avs signed Siemens to a three-year, entry-level contract in July of 2011.
Siemens was reassigned to AHL Lake Erie on Monday.
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Siemens is a young 19-year-old defenseman who was selected 11th overall back in 2011. He spent his last three full seasons in the WHL where he showcased his ability to be an solid two-way defender (91 points in his three full seasons). Siemens will not likely see any action at the NHL level this season, but could be called upon to get some experience if the Avs are at the bottom of the Western Conference towards the latter end of the season. He doesn't project as a offensive defender, but instead a top-four, two-way guy who will likely top out between 35 and 40 points. But that's several years in the future, so dynasty leagues need not roster him yet.
Siemens, 17, was selected 11th overall by the Avs in the 2011 draft. He appeared in all 72 games for the WHL's Saskatoon Blades last season, tallying 43 points (5G, 38A) with a plus-40 rating and 121 penalty minutes. Siemens projects as a top-four NHL defenseman someday, but is likely a couple of seasons away as the Avs have a well-stocked blue line with a couple of more seasoned prospects in Stefan Elliott and Tyson Barrie ahead of him on the depth chart. For now, snap him up in your keeper league and stash him away until he graduates to the big leagues.