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Nathan MacKinnon | Winger | #29

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (1) / COL
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Nathan MacKinnon recorded two assists in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to Chicago.
He helped set up goals by Matt Duchene (power play) and Blake Comeau in the contest. MacKinnon has generated two goals and three assists in the last four games to give him 30 points this season. Jan 18 - 11:19 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Nathan MacKinnon was benched for part of the second period in Saturday's game.

"I wasn’t playing that good and just needed to sit down for a bit and regroup," said MacKinnon. He feels he bounced back in the second half of the contest. He also talked with Avalanche coach Jared Bednar prior to Sunday's practice so that they could clear the air. As long as MacKinnon getting benched doesn't become a regular occurrence, this isn't really that big of a deal.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 16 - 11:29 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored the lone goal for the Avalanche in a 4-1 loss to Anaheim on Thursday.

The goal was an unassisted marker on a breakaway that tied the game at the time in the first period. It was MacKinnon's 11th goal of the season. He also added six shots on net with over 21 minutes of ice time. Colorado's lone representative for the 2017 All-Star Game has a disappointing 28 points in 40 games thus far.
Jan 13 - 1:08 AM

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says there was a few players he isn't willing to trade.

Sakic admitted that one of those players is Nathan MacKinnon, while the other two are 2016 first-rounder Tyson Jost and young forward Mikko Rantanen. "Well, I don’t plan on moving a guy like MacKinnon, (Tyson) Jost, (Mikko) Rantanen, especially with their age," Sakic said. "We have a lot of good pieces here. Will I be listening to different ideas on how to improve us and maybe get us younger and get more depth here? Yeah, we’re going to do that."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 7 - 11:23 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal and had an assist on the other Avalanche goal in a 2-1 overtime win against the New York Islanders.

The two-point effort ended a run of four games for MacKinnon without a point. He is now sitting at 27 points in 39 games this season. He is currently centering Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen and we expect MacKinnon, a former 1st overall pick to crack 60 points this season if he were to stay healthy. Gabriel Landeskog opened the scoring for the Colorado Avalanche just over six minutes into the game.
Jan 7 - 12:03 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has scored only one goal in Colorado's last nine games.

Is it any coincidence that the Avalanche have lost 10 games in a row? The Avs' best players have let the team down this season. MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog and Tyson Barrie just have to play better for this team to avoid setting franchise records for futility.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 1 - 12:30 PM

Nathan MacKinnon picked up two assists in a 6-3 loss to Calgary on Tuesday night.

He assisted on both goals scored by Gabriel Landeskog. MacKinnon has one goal and three helpers in his last two outings to give him 25 points in 34 games.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:12:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored the overtime-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 win over Chicago.

He also picked up an assist on Mikko Rantanen's goal in regulation. MacKinnon's heroics allowed the Avs to snap their five-game losing streak. The 21-year-old finished the game with a plus-2 rating and four shots on goal in 18:42 of ice time. MacKinnon has nine goals and 14 assists in 33 games this season.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:49:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon's eighth goal of the season extended his point streak to four games on Sunday night against Toronto.

MacKinnon now has eight goals and 20 points through 27 games so far this season, but he's starting to heat up with three goals and two assists in his last four games.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 11:26:00 PM

The flu bug didn't stop Nathan MacKinnon from playing and scoring a shorthanded goal on Thursday night against Boston.

"I was sick as a dog the last couple days," MacKinnon said. "It's tough to stomach anything, and it was tough to get my legs going in the first. But we're a good team on the road." He had five shots in 18:32 of ice time.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 09:13:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon snapped his personal four-game pointless skid during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

MacKinnon produced a goal and an assist versus the Predators. He's up to six goals and 17 points in 24 games thus far.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:57:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche couldn't get any offense going in a 3-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

The Avs only managed 23 SOG as Kari Lehtonen grabbed his first shutout of 2016-17. Nathan MacKinnon (two SOG, -1) and Matt Duchene (same: two SOG, -1) were among those who were held in check. No Avalanche skater exceeded three shots on goal on Saturday.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:49:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon notched a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Edmonton.

He has generated seven points, including three goals, over a four-game point streak. However, coach Jared Bednar was critical of MacKinnon's play after Wednesday's match. "He was real good early," said Colorado's coach. "But it's got to be 60 minutes. Can't be 40 minutes. We need our whole team to go for 60."
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:13:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored the Colorado Avalanche's third unanswered goal to give them a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild Saturday night.

The win gets the Avs closer to the 500 mark and improves their record to 8-9. With 33 goals this season, they sit near the bottom of the league, so Saturday night’s contest was important to build some confidence among their players. Carl Soderberg earned the tying goal at 6:48 in the third with an assist from Mikko Rantanen. That was significant because MacKinnon scored his eighth assist of the season on Rantanen’s 3:51-minute goal in the third that first put the Avalanche on the board.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Nathan MacKinnon is looking for more consistency in his game.

Since entering the NHL, Mackinnon has shown that he can run very hot or very cold and he's looking to find a middle ground. "I feel like more should be going in," said the Avs forward. "I have to do a better job of finishing them. The positive thing is I’m getting chances and have a ton of shots on net this season. I’ve been known to be streaky in my career, and I want to be more consistent, but I feel pretty good." He has three goals and seven assists in 16 games this season. The Avs will need him to produce more if they're going to make a push for a playoff spot.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Rene Bourque
3Joe Colborne
4Matthew Nieto
5Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Mikko Rantanen
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Fedor Tyutin
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Cody Goloubef
8Eric Gelinas
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard
3Spencer Martin