1st Round Draft Pick Conner Bleackley Is A Life-Long Avs Fan

July 1, 2014 2:32 AM

1st Round Draft Pick Conner Bleackley Is A Life-Long Avs Fan
" DENVER (CBS4) – It’s been a whirlwind the last few days for the Colorado Avalanche’s first round draft pick from this year, 18-year-old Conner Bleackley.

“It’s been pretty crazy between going to Philly and being here today, but I couldn’t be happier,” Bleackley said on Xfinity Monday Live!

Conner Bleakley with CBS4′s Tom Helmer on Xfinity Monday Live! (credit: CBS)

Bleackley is a life-long Avs fan and said he couldn’t have been more excited to have his favorite player growing up, Joe Sakic, announce his name at the draft.

“I knew it was a pretty strong possibility they would call my name, and as soon as they said Red Deer Rebels (of the Western Hockey League), I don’t think I even watched,” Bleackley said. “I just heard it and then I stood up and gave my mom a hug and worked my way down the line "

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