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03-24-2013, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by YARR123 View Post
According to eliteprospects, Markus Lauridsen was transfered from Lake Erie Monsters to Colorado Avalanche. Could someone please educate me, does this mean that he was previously playing with a two-way contract in the CHL/AHL, and now made an entry level contract with Colorado? Or that he already had one and they're calling him up to the NHL?

Anyways, didn't know there we're two Lauridsens worth noting, awesome!

All in all what kind of a prospect is the younger of the Lauridsen brothers?
Colorado had signed Markus Lauridsen to a 2 year "entry level contract". He wasn't drafted but had played his way up the clubs in NA: Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), Denver Cutthroats (CHL), Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) and now Colorado Avalanches (NHL).

From Mile High Hockey:

Another product of the Denver Cutthroats, Markus Lauridsen signed his own deal for $1.180 million over two years. The Denmark native spent parts of the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons in North America after starting his career in Europe. He started the 2012-2013 season with the Cutthroats, putting up six goals and nine assists in 30 games. Lauridsen is a complete defensemen, able to handle himself well at both ends of the ice. He's proven he can hang with the big boys in his 30 games with the Monsters, chipping in eight assists while being a reliable defender.

Markus Lauridsen is to what I have heard more offensively minded than his older brother Oliver 197cm/104kg that is more a typical big stay-at-home defender. Markus being smaller 188cm/89kg is probably also faster and more mobile.

He was under a 2-year contract with Lake Erie Monsters according to Eurolanche: So at the start of the season he was loaned to Denver Cutthroats in the CHL, before they brought him up to AHL

Markus Lauridsen, 21, spent two previous seasons in the USHL, playing for the Green Bay Gamblers. He gained 30 points in 58 games of the last season. Green Bay won the cup and broke many records. It was nothing but the winning and very successful season for Lauridsen. At the end, he was told he would be a part of the upcoming camp of the Colorado Avalanche in September 2012.

Before the start of career in North America, Markus was playing in Denmark and later moved to Sweden. He represented national junior team of Denmark on two tournaments and also appeared in 37 games of the elite Swedish league. He has lived in the USA since 2010.

Due a lockout, the Avalanche camp was canceled. Markus participated in the Lake Erie camp and finally signed 2-way contract with the Monsters. For now, Markus is a member of the newly established Avalanche affiliate Denver Cutthroats of the CHL. He played in the inaugural game and scored one goal. According to this statistics, he could become the only eighth NHL player of Denmark. Nothing is impossible. And he knows it

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