Read: The Avs Wanted Derek Stepan During The Ryan O’Reilly Talks

Following the end of the regular season, Elliotte Friedman wrote at CBC, that when the Rangers were engaging the Colorado Avalanche in trade talks about Ryan O’Reilly, the Avs asked for Derek Stepan.

Friedman said that with the regular season that he had, it’s understandable why the Avs wanted Stepan. Friedman adds “Stepan took a major leap this year.”

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O’Reilly played in 29 games for the Avalanche after Colorado matched the offer sheet he signed with Calgary. He had six goals and 14 assists.