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Nathan MacKinnon | Center

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Nathan MacKinnon scored and assisted in the Avalanche’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Lightning on Saturday night.
The Avalanche were seven seconds away from leaving without a point until MacKinnon scored in the third period. He has nine goals and 27 points this season, certainly a bit under expectations. He makes for a good buy-low player in fantasy leagues. Ryan O’Reilly got the other goal. Jan 17 - 10:33 PM

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Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over Dallas.

After going 16 games without a goal earlier this season, MacKinnon has three goals in his last eight games. The 19-year-old has had a difficult sophomore season. After scoring 24 goals and 63 points one year ago, MacKinnon is on pace to 16 goals and 49 points this season. He still has tremendous upside, which makes him a very interesting buy-low candidate in dynasty leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 11 - 11:50 AM

Nathan MacKinnon notched a goal and an assist for the Avalanche in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Chicago.

Last year's rookie sensation appears to have taken a step back this season, but many of his struggles can simply be attributed to poor puck luck, which should revert towards the mean over the year's second half. Maxime Talbot also scored for Colorado in the victory.
Jan 6 - 11:59 PM

Nathan MacKinnon will play with John Mitchell and Max Talbot on Friday.

He occupy the right wing spot on the line. MacKinnon has one goal in his last 19 games. Matt Duchene, who is mired in a goal slump of his own, will play with Gabriel Landeskog and Daniel Briere. Ryan O'Reilly will play between Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 1 - 6:06 PM

Nathan MacKinnon put an end to an ugly 16-game goaless drought Saturday night when he scored in a 5-2 loss to Chicago.

That's a lot of games to be held from scoring for someone as talented as MacKinnon. For his part, MacKinnon believes he is better on the wing than at centre. He moved to Matt Duchene's line about 10 days ago and has been playing with more purpose since. We would not be surprised if MacKinnon started on a scoring streak in the very near future provided he continues to flank Duchene.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon netted a goal for the Avalanche, but they still lost 5-2 to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

MacKinnon also had two penalty minutes and four shots on goal in 15:41. Immediate stardom was expected for the 19-year-old after his impressive 24-goal, 63-point rookie season. However, MacKinnon has found out life in the NHL isn’t that easy. He has six goals and 22 points, though, so it’s not like he hasn’t been a factor. Erik Johnson also scored.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:50:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche were shut out by Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins on Thursday night.

It was the Avs' sixth loss in their past seven games and second time they have been shutout in the past eight days. MacKinnon fired six shots on net in just under 21 minutes of ice time, but was on the ice as Blake Comeau gave the Pens a 1-0 victory in overtime. Although MacKinnon has been disappointing in his sophomore season, the entire team is under-performing and the 19-year-old's 19 points in 31 games is still decent for a teenager on a last place squad.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 09:56:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon fired seven shots on net, but like his teammates, he was blanked in a 3-0 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.

It was a one goal game until the final minutes where the Avs had to pull their goalie which led to two empty net goals. Colorado wasted a great performance from rookie netminder Calvin Pickard who made 33 saves in the loss. MacKinnon was by far the best Avalanche but was still a minus-2 on the night. Colorado has now dropped four straight games.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 12:17:00 AM

Nate MacKinnon was benched for much of the third period in Friday's 6-2 loss to Winnipeg.

His line was on the ice for two quick five-on-five goals at the start of the third period and Avs' coach Patrick Roy had seen enough of MacKinnon and his inconsistent play. Last season's top rookie flashes brilliance at times but he is certainly going through some type of sophomore jinx. We expect MacKinnon to get his points but his rise to superstardom may be a ways off.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon recorded three assists in the Avalanche’s come-from-behind 4-3 win Saturday night against the Hurricanes.

The Avs were down 3-1 at the start of the second period. MacKinnon assisted on goals by Erik Johnson, Jarome Iginla and Zach Redmond, who had two. MacKinnon has been streaky in his second season, but with 16 points in 21 games, he has been very productive. He should again get in the 60-point range this season. Gabriel Landeskog chipped in with two assists and Iginla also recorded one.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 01:08:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon had a hand in both of Colorado's goals in their 3-2 loss to Washington.

MacKinnon helped set up both Daniel Briere and Tyson Barrie's goals in the game. The 19-year-old has produced respectable numbers for a 19-year-old but he is still behind last season's pace. He now has five goals and 13 points in 20 games this season.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon will continue to center Colorado's third line between Daniel Briere and Jamie McGinn.

Although MacKinnon is talented enough to generate his own offence, we still don't like this alignment from the star sophomore's point of view. He would be far better off he if played alongside one or two of Jarome Iginla, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly or Alex Tanguay.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon will not be suspended for his hit from behind on Flyers' defenseman Luke Schenn.

MacKinnon sent Schenn into the boards awkwardly on Saturday. The Flyers defenseman is expected to miss two weeks with a shoulder injury. MacKinnon was given a five-minute boarding penalty on the play.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal in Colorado’s 3-2 loss to Anaheim on Sunday.

After going goalless in the first 10 games of the season, MacKinnon now has four goals in his last three games. Some second-year players struggle more than others, but there is reason to believe that MacKinnon has turned his season around. The 19-year-old now has nine points in 13 games this season.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon contributed to both Avalanche goals in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues on Saturday night.

He had a goal and an assist, with four shots on goal. Shame on you if you were down on MacKinnon after a quiet 10 games. Any chance of getting a deal on the young stud has long gone, as he’s now got three goals and four points in his last two games. Ryan O’Reilly also got a goal and a helper, with a minus-two rating. Erik Johnson picked up two assists.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 12:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
5Dennis Everberg
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Stefan Elliott
6Brad Stuart
7Nate Guenin
8Ryan Wilson
9Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra