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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 appears to have broken his nose in Saturday's loss to Minnesota.
The injury occurred after he was laid out by Wild forward Sean Bergenheim. MacKinnon didn't miss much time in the game. He put on a full cage shield on his helmet and was right back out there in no time. The sophomore forward is having a down year and he has found himself in Patrick Roy's doghouse of late. MacKinnon skated on the third and fourth line during the game. Mar 1 - 10:55 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Nathan MacKinnon will be dropped to fourth line on Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild.

MacKinnon played just 1:48 in the third period on Friday night, and didn't participate in the shootout either. He'll line up to the right of Paul Carey and Marc-Andre Cliche. MacKinnon has just 13 goals and 37 points through 61 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 28 - 7:04 PM

Nathan MacKinnon was benched for much of the third period in Friday night's 5-4 shootout win over Dallas.

He played only 1:48 in the third frame and did not participate in the shootout after getting no shots on goal in the first two periods. Colorado coach Patrick Roy indicated that MacKinnon would play on the team's third line Saturday night against Minnesota. Tough love!
Source: Denver Post
Feb 28 - 12:23 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored his 13th goal of the season Tuesday, but the Avalanche were soundly beaten by Nashville by score of 5-2.

It was simply a matter of time for MacKinnon, who went 13 goals without a marker before registering four over his past two games. John Mitchell also scored for Colorado in the loss.
Feb 24 - 11:32 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored three goals in Sunday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.

MacKinnon scored one goal in the first period and two goals in the second period to register his first career NHL hat trick. The 19-year-old is having a tough sophomore year. He hadn't scored a goal in 13 games coming into this one so fantasy owners will welcome the offensive outburst. MacKinnon now has 12 goals and 36 points in 60 games this season. He had 63 points in 82 games last season.
Feb 22 - 9:55 PM

Nathan MacKinnon had a team-high five shots on goal in the Avalanche’s 1-0 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

In a game in which the Avalanche were playing mostly in their own zone, MacKinnon was a bright spot, as he was one of three players to be on the ice for more shot attempts for than against. MacKinnon played 18:17. He has nine goals and 29 points this year.
Feb 7 - 11:02 PM

Nathan MacKinnon had his first career fight against Jonathan Ericsson during the opening shift of Thursday's 3-0 to the Red Wings.

The 6'0" 195 lbs. MacKinnon gave up quite a bit size to the 6'4" 220 lbs. Ericsson, and did his best to hold his own in the fight while eating a few knuckle-sandwiches. MacKinnon would finish with two shots and blocks with a hit during his 19:14 of ice time. And hopefully the thrill of a lifetime as the sophomore continues to slump with just nine goals and 29 points in 53 games this season.
Feb 6 - 1:35 AM

Nathan MacKinnon collected two assists in Colorado's 3-0 win over Nashville on Friday night.

Max Talbot and Gabriel Landeskog were the beneficiaries of MacKinnon's offensive prowess as they scored off his efforts to bookend the game. Talbot simply cleaned up MacKinnon's rebound to make it 1-0 late in the first period, and Landeskog supported MacKinnon's attack to put home the empty-net dagger. The talented sophomore now has 20 assists and 29 points through 50 games this season.
Jan 31 - 12:40 AM

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

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

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
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
9Karl Stollery
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra