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Avalanche drafts Taylor Makar, Cale's brother, in final round of NHL Draft

Taylor will be a freshman at UMass next season, the same place his older brother Cale played college hockey.

DENVER — What a day for the Makar family. 

On Saturday morning, Cale signed a six-year, $54M contract to stay with the Colorado Avalanche for the foreseeable future. 

Saturday afternoon, it was younger brother Taylor's turn, as Colorado drafted him in the seventh-round with the No. 220 overall pick in the NHL Draft. 

Taylor, 20, will be a freshman at the University of Massachusetts next season, the same place older brother Cale played his college hockey. Cale won the Hobey Baker award at UMass and led his team a berth in the national championship game. 

While Cale plays defense, Taylor is a forward who scored 17 goals and had 44 assists in four season with the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). He was a captain for the Bandits last season in his final year with the club. 

In all, the Avalanche added four players in the 2021 NHL Draft. 

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