The Denver Post: Avalanche likely will pass on Seth Jones for forward

June 18, 2013 

NHL Draft Popeyes Son Hockey

Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones (3) celebrates his goal with teammate Nicolas Petan (19) during the second period of Memorial Cup final hockey game May 26 against the Halifax Mooseheads in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Jones, the son of former NBA basketball player Ronald "Popeye" Jones, is likely to be No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on June 30.

DEREK MORTENSEN — AP

After months of being the crown jewel of the June 30 NHL draft, defenseman Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks has been pushed aside as the Colorado Avalanche now says it wants to draft a forward.

Adrian Dater of The Denver Post has that story.

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