Avalanche forward Jonathan Drouin in action
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REPORT: Avalanche Make Shocking Decision with Jonathan Drouin

Published February 25, 2024 at 3:02 PM

To sum up Jonathan Drouin's tenure in Colorado, we would use the term inconsistent. He started the season bouncing in and out of the lineup as a healthy scratch. He then got minutes with the big dogs, Nathan Mackinnon and Mikko Rantanen where he put up 18 points in 19 games, point per game status.

Recently, he has been experiencing lack of production in his play, causing the Avalanche to make a big decision.

Avalanche demote Drouin from First Line

It was announced today that the Colorado Avalanche have demoted Drouin and have put former Montreal Canadien, Arturi Lehkonen in his place.

"Artturi Lehkonen and Jonathan Drouin have swapped places. Lehkonen is now with MacKinnon and Rantanen, Drouin is with Johansen and Parise." - Corey Masisak

Drouin is now on a line with veterans Zach Parise and Ryan Johansen.

It is quite the demotion compared to who he recently played with, so expect is production to keep slowing down since he is not with Mackinnon and Rantanen.

A player with so much talent and potential has just struggled to find consistency in the big leagues.

More details to come.
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REPORT: Avalanche Make Shocking Decision with Jonathan Drouin

Will Drouin find his game?

Yes17838.7 %
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