Nathan MacKinnon

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2012-12-20

Nathan MacKinnon - Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com

 

Nathan MacKinnon, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 179

Born: 1995-09-01

Hometown: Dartmouth, NS

Drafted: 2013 by Colorado Avalanche, 1st Overall

 

 

Observations:

 

January 2014 – Nathan MacKinnon has had an impressive rookie season so far. MacKinnon Leads all rookies in points with 26 in 41 games and sits second among rookies in goal with 12, all this while averaging 16:15 of ice time; add a plus- 6 rating to that and he has a real shot at a Calder trophy in the off season. Andrew Ward

 

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October 2013 – MacKinnon scored his first goal of his NHL career vs. the Washington Capitols on the twelfth, he now has six points in five games and it looks like there is no stopping him. MacKinnon makes sound decisions with and without the puck and seems to find the right areas and make the right corrections every shift. MacKinnon has incredible chemistry right now with his line mates P.A. Parenteau and Jamie McGinn and this is an excellent beginning to a long career in the NHL. Andrew Ward

 

July 2013 – Nathan MacKinnon has signed a three year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche. The first overall draft pick has caused a log jam at center for the Avalanche but a talent of his caliber was too hard to pass up for Colorado. MacKinnon has the strength, speed, and shot the Avalanche so desperately needed and you can expect MacKinnon to compete for the Calder Trophy as an Avalanche regular for the 2013-14 NHL season. Andrew Ward

 

Draft Day, June 2013 – “With the first overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft the Colorado Avalanche select from the Halifax Mooseheads, Nathan McKinnon.” As expected Colorado makes their pick they said they would. He