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Defensive defenseman; wont put up points but can prevent them


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October 2023 – Clurman has been reassigned to the AHL for the start of the 2023-24 campaign. He will be a call-up option in the case of injury, but unless it is to replace a regular enforcer type in a role that could lead to some fighting PIMs, a couple of hits and blocks per game is the fantasy output upside. Hayden Soboleski

May 2023 – Clurman has earned himself a 1-year extension with the Avs. The big defender spent most of the 2022-23 campaign in the AHL and put up 15 points in 57 games in a shutdown role. Despite being a trusted presence for the Eagles, Clurman saw no call-up opportunities and considering how competitive Colorado intends to be and has the means to be, it is unlikely that we see Clurman in burgundy in 2023-24. Hayden Soboleski

November 2021 –  Clurman has begun the 2021-22 campaign in the ECHL. His nine-game AHL audition last season was fruitless offensively and his defensive game was not strong enough to warrant a one-dimensional roster spot. He will be able to play bigger minutes in the third-tier league and hopefully work his way back to an AHL position. Hayden Soboleski

April 2021 – The Avalanche have signed Nate Clurman to a 2-year ELC following his Junior campaign with Notre Dame of the NCAA, where he served as captain. The 22-year-old  has brought his career full-circle after playing minor hockey in Colorado growing up. The hometown boy will report directly to the AHL Eagles and begin his pro career shortly. Hayden Soboleski


Clurman was selected in the 6th round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and has never stood out as a fantasy-worthy player from a production standpoint. He is, however, a big body who has learned to play reliably and with an edge in his own end of the rink. He brings intangibles to the table and will enter a crowded AHL blueline.

Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 8, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 6; Overall: 161


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Colorado Jr. Avalanche QC Int PW3 0 00 2|        
 2013-2014 Culver Military Academy 16U16U AAA42 1 910 18|        
 2014-2015 Culver Military Academy 16U16U AAA39 2 1618 12|        
 2015-2016 Team Royal USA-S175 0 22 0|        
  Culver Military Academy PrepUSHS-Prep48 9 3443 49|        
 2016-2017 Culver Military Academy PrepUSHS-Prep36 8 2432 6|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL2 0 00 2|        
 2017-2018 Tri-City StormUSHL23 0 33 21|        
  Des Moines BuccaneersUSHL15 1 23 2|        
  Sioux City MusketeersUSHL19 0 77 4|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA39 0 33 8|        
 2019-2020 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA37 0 99 10|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA27 4 37 31|        
  Colorado EaglesAHL9 0 00 10|        
 2021-2022 Colorado EaglesAHL7 1 01 2|        
  Utah GrizzliesECHL54 3 2124 28|Playoffs18 1 23
 2022-2023 Colorado EaglesAHL57 3 1215 32|Playoffs5 0 00
  Utah GrizzliesECHL8 0 33 2|        
 2023-2024 Colorado EaglesAHL37 1 45 21|