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Nathan MacKinnon | Center

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 182
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Center Nathan MacKinnon was awarded the Calder Trophy Tuesday, given to the NHL's top rookie.
This news hardly comes as a shock to the hockey world, as MacKinnon entered the night an overwhelming favorite to take home the hardware. With 63 points in his rookie campaign, the Colorado forward shone brighter than all other first-year players in 2013-14. Jun 24 - 8:41 PM

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It looks as if Nathan MacKinnon will take home the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie next week in Las Vegas.

The oddsmakers list MacKinnon as an overwhelming favorite at 1/16, while Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson (12/1) and Ondrej Palat (11/1) are not regarded as serious contenders. MacKinnon led all first-year players in NHL scoring with 63 points.
Jun 21 - 11:55 AM

Nathan MacKinnon registered an assist in Canada's 3-2 shootout loss to France at the IIHF World Hockey Championships Friday.

He set up Erik Gudbranson for Canada's second goal. MacKinnon is likely to take home the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 2013-14 and will make an excellent mid-round selection in hockey pools next season.
May 10 - 11:54 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has been added to Canada's World Championship roster.

He will join Team Canada in Zurich on Monday where they will prepare to play in Minsk, Belarus later this week. The outstanding rookie generated 24 goals and 63 points in 82 games this past season. MacKinnon also posted 10 points in seven playoff matches.
Source: Denver Post
May 5 - 11:21 AM

Nathan MacKinnon finished Round 1 of the playoffs tied for the most points among all skaters even though Colorado didn't win their series against Minnesota.

Remarkably, he didn't get a point in four contests versus the Wild, including Games 6 and 7. The 18-year-old still has plenty to learn at the NHL level, but the talent and the drive is certainly there.
May 2 - 8:44 AM

Nathan MacKinnon says the Avalanche "have to play with a little more poise" on the road against Minnesota.

"We were rushing plays. Other than the crowd, everything's the same," said the 18-year-old rookie. "We have to get off to a better start, that's for sure." MacKinnon has turned heads during the playoffs with two goals and 10 points in five games. All of his scoring has been done at home, as the Wild have held him check in their own building. For the Avalanche to close out the series in Game 6 Monday night, MacKinnon will have to find a way to break through in Minnesota.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 28 - 11:52 AM

Nathan MacKinnon became the youngest player to net the game-winner in overtime in a playoff game since Don Gallinger did it on March 21, 1943.

MacKinnon's playoff run has been nothing short of spectacular. The 18-year-old has two goals and a league-leading 10 points in five postseason games. The Avalanche have a 3-2 series lead over Minnesota with Game 6 scheduled for Monday.
Apr 27 - 9:08 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Avalanche, who defeated the Wild 4-3 on Saturday night in Game 5.

The 18-year-old also had two assists, including a key one off a rush that helped set up PA Parenteau's game-tying goal with 1:14 left in the game. MacKinnon had gone two straight games without any points, but he now has 10 in five games. Credit coach Patrick Roy for his atypical strategy of pulling the goalie way before the usual one-minute mark. This time, he had Semyon Varlamov leave the crease with 2:22 left and it paid huge dividends. Cody McLeod and Nick Holden also potted goals, their first of these playoffs. The Avs lead the series 3-2 and head to Minnesota for Game 6 on Monday.
Apr 27 - 12:57 AM

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the three finalists for the Calder Trophy.

MacKinnon is competing with two Lightning forwards - Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson - for the rookie of the year award. MacKinnon is the frontrunner for this honor after he led all rookies with 63 points in 82 games. He also scored 24 goals, including five game-winners.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 23 - 12:06 PM

Nathan MacKinnon and the high-flying Avs were held in check by Minnesota in Monday's 1-0 Game 3 defeat to the Wild.

MacKinnon entered the night tied for the NHL lead in playoff scoring with seven points in two contests, but he and teammate Paul Stastny were each held off the scoresheet in the shutout loss. The young phenom recorded three shots on goal in 22:08 of ice time in the game.
Apr 22 - 1:53 AM

Nathan MacKinnon is tied for the scoring lead in the playoffs.

MacKinnon has seven points in two games, which matches teammate Paul Stastny's efforts. Of course, what makes what MacKinnon's done special is the fact that he's just 18 years old. The rookie is likely to win the Calder Trophy and is already starting to build a reputation for being able to step up his game in the playoffs.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 20 - 9:53 AM

Nathan MacKinnon tallied points on all of the Avalanche's goals in their 4-2 win over the Wild in Game 2 on Saturday night.

As if MacKinnon's rookie season in which he scored 24 times and had 63 points wasn't good enough, the 18-year-old is simply putting on a show at the early stages of the playoffs. MacKinnon scored the team's first goal off a slick move and wrist shot and assisted on the rest, to give him seven points in the playoffs. He played 17:05 and had four shots on goal. Captain Gabriel Landeskog scored two times, playing 18:03 and recording five shots on goal. Paul Stastny scored the other goal, via the empty net, while chipping in with three assists, too. The Avs lead the series 2-0.
Apr 20 - 12:46 AM

Nathan MacKinnon contributed three assists and a plus-3 rating in his NHL playoff debut Thursday night.

The 18-year-old rookie made a great first impression for the Avalanche in their comeback overtime win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 1. MacKinnon will look to keep that momentum in the second game of the series on Saturday night. Minnesota coach Mike Yeo wants his players to ratchet up the physical play when MacKinnon has the puck to try to slow him down.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 19 - 10:56 AM

Nathan MacKinnon is slated to play between Ryan O'Reilly and P.A. Parenteau in Game 1 against Minnesota on Thursday night.

He led all rookies in scoring in 2013-14 with 63 points in 82 games. "Obviously, with [Matt Duchene] out, it puts a lot more pressure on everybody else," MacKinnon said. "But we have tons of good forwards. It's not just going to be me that they're going to be paying attention to. I think it's good that, if they key on one guy, we'll have other guys step up. They're going to have to kind of choose who they want to pick their battles with." The Avalanche will feature Gabriel Landeskog and Paul Stastny on their other scoring line.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 16 - 9:10 AM

Nathan MacKinnon contributed two assists in Colorado's 4-1 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

The rookie forward has one goal and five assists in five games this month. MacKinnon still leads all first-year players in scoring with 24 goals and 62 points in 79 games this campaign.
Apr 9 - 9:29 AM

Depth Charts

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