Undrafted Colorado Avalanche rookie center Mike Sgarbossa(43) is going to someday (maybe really soon) play in the NHL. The promising pivot was originally acquired in a 6-player trade with San Jose Sharks before he ever took to the ice as a pro.
For now though, he’ll continue to put up points in the AHL with their minor league affiliate Lake Erie Monsters. The 5’11” 180 lbs forward (knock on his size?) has 14 goals and 18 assists in 36 games, tying him for first on the team.
In his last two seasons in juniors, he was virtually a two-point per game guy.
The almost 21-year old is signed with the ‘lanche through 2015 so there’s time to develop but his game might just be ready now.