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Nathan MacKinnon | Winger | #29

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (1) / COL
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Nathan MacKinnon contributed an assist in his 200th NHL game on Thursday night.
He had a helper on goal by Nick Holden in Colorado's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas. MacKinnon has 143 points in his brief career, including 42 in 54 matches in 2015-16. Feb 5 - 9:19 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Expect Nathan MacKinnon to get a healthy salary bump starting next season.

MacKinnon is in the final year of his entry level contract, and he'll surely pass Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov's six-year, $35.4 million extension. The only way he won't make more than Barkov is if he decides to sign a short-term bridge contract. The Avs forward has been the most productive player in his draft class. He has 32 more assists in his career than Barkov and 51 more points. According to the Denver Post, MacKinnon's numbers make him a candidate for a long-term deal worth $7 million per year.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 31 - 10:40 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored the lone goal in a 6-1 loss to San Jose on Tuesday.

MacKinnon spoiled the shutout for Martin Jones by blasting a one-timed slap shot on the power-play to finally put Avs on the board who were trailing 5-0 at the time of the goal. MacKinnon's bounce back season continues as he has 17 goals and 40 points in 51 games. Alex Tanguay and Erik Johnson picked up assists on the goal.
Jan 27 - 1:47 AM

Nathan MacKinnon send Friday's 2-1 shootout victory over St. Louis to overtime with a last minute goal.

MacKinnon was the lucky recipient of a beautiful Matt Duchene cross-ice feed, potting his 16th goal of the season with under a minute to go in the game. The tally also snapped a five game goal drought for the outstanding 20-year-old.
Jan 23 - 6:20 AM

For just the second time this season, Nathan MacKinnon didn't get a single shot on goal on Saturday.

MacKinnon impressed with 63 points in his rookie campaign, but dipped to 38 points in 63 contests last season. His rough showing on Saturday aside though, he's bounced back nicely in his third campaign. Through 46 games, he has 13 goals and 38 points. He also has 151 shots on goal, which puts him on pace to record a career-high 269.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 17 - 10:14 AM

Nathan MacKinnon picked up a goal and a helper in Sunday's 6-3 loss to Chicago.

He had an assist on Matt Duchene's second goal of the game and added his 15th marker of the season late in the third. MacKinnon has four points over a three-game point streak.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 11 - 12:14 PM

Nathan MacKinnon tallied the game-tying goal with 1:29 left in regulation.

His 14th marker of the year helped the Avalanche rally from a two-goal deficit to post a 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday night. The 20-year-old forward has 34 points in 41 contests this campaign.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 7 - 9:22 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a hat trick in the Colorado Avalanche's 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.

MacKinnon found the back of the net for the first time in fourteen games, scoring his eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth goals of the season. Two of MacKinnon's goals came while the Avs were on the power-play. Carl Soderberg, Matt Duchene and Blake Comeau were the other goals scorers for the Avalanche. MacKinnon now has thirty-three points in thirty-seven games played this season.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 04:28:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon's goal scoring drought has reached 13 games.

In what is likely a reflection of that, MacKinnon didn't practice alongside Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene on Saturday. Instead MacKinnon found himself working with veterans Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla. While MacKinnon might see a temporary reduction in ice time due to this shakeup, it might be what it takes to snap him out of his slump. John Mitchell took MacKinnon's former line spot.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:55:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has not scored since November 25th.

That's 11 games for those of you counting. That said, MacKinnon and his line is still producing. Over those 11 games MacKinnon and his linemates Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene have produced seven goals with MacKinnon registering five assists. Still, it would be nice if the talented youngster bulged the twine now and again for the Avs and his fantasy owners. Perhaps he will get the ball rolling against the Oilers Saturday night.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 12:43:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon produced a pair of assists in a 3-0 win versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

He picked up assists on goals by linemates Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog. MacKinnon hasn't lit the lamp himself since Nov. 25, but he has collected four helpers in his last four matches.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon generated a goal and a helper in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Ottawa.

MacKinnon scored and set up another by Gabriel Landeskog to get the Avalanche close in the third period, but an empty-netter stopped the team's comeback bid. The 20-year-old has bounced back nicely from a disappointing sophomore campaign with 10 goals and 23 points in 22 matches.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon netted a goal for the Avalanche in their 7-3 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.

On a team that is not very good, MacKinnon shines bright on most nights. He has nine goals and 21 points this season. MacKinnon is 17 points off his high from last season, which was his second in the league. Andreas Martinsen and Cody McLeod (12 penalty minutes) picked up the other goals. Francois Beauchemin had a minutes-three rating.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals and registered an assist in a 6-1 victory Saturday night.

Mikhail Grigorenko and Matt Duchene each finished the contest with a goal and two assists. Blake Comeau netted a shorthanded marker at 12:55 of the second period. John Mitchell chipped in his fifth goal of the season to pad the Avalanche's lead late in the third.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 11:07:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon made a dazzling individual effort to put the Avalanche up 1-0, unfortunately they'd fall to the Rangers 2-1 on Friday night.

After blistering his way deep into the Rangers' zone, MacKinnon, while facing the half wall, stuttered, spun, and burst around Dan Girardi and beat Henrik Lundqvist with a snipe. Go find a highlight. MacKinnon now has points in four of his last five games, and has six goals and 15 points in 14 games.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Mikhail Grigorenko
5Ben Street
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Blake Comeau
4Cody McLeod
5Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Jack Skille
4Chris Wagner
5Jesse Winchester
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nick Holden
5Nate Guenin
6Brad Stuart
7Andrew Bodnarchuk
8Chris Bigras
9Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra
3Calvin Pickard