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2011 NHL Mock Draft: Colorado Avalanche Select Jamie Oleksiak With No. 11 Pick

With the 11th pick in SB Nation's 2011 NHL Mock Draft, our Colorado Avalanche delegation at Mile High Hockey selects, from the Northeastern University Huskies in Hockey East, defenseman Jamie Oleksiak.

Jamie Oleksiak, D, Northeastern Huskies (Hockey East)



Oleksiak is a pretty well-rounded defenseman with a year of college under his belt, something that's rare for most draft eligible players. He is just an absolutely huge man, listed a 6'7" and 240 pounds, but despite the size, he's actually quite mobile and can move the puck effectively.

Here's how Mile High Hockey justified the pick:

In real life, there's little chance of the Avalanche drafting a player like this (they'd be much more inclined to go with Siemens here, if available). But this isn't real life. This is fantasy world, and in our fantasy world, we like them big and rough. Or something to that effect.

You can find every pick from our 2011 NHL Mock Draft in this StoryStream.

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