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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 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. Dec 7 - 1:57 AM

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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.
Dec 3 - 11:49 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
Nov 24 - 9:13 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.
Nov 19 - 11:22 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
Nov 19 - 11:17 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a shorthanded goal in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Teammate Andreas Martinsen did most of the dirty work on the forecheck before he spotted a wide-open MacKinnon in front of Dallas' net. That goal cut the Stars' lead to 3-1. MacKinnon assisted on Mikhail Grigorenko's goal that made it 3-2 early in the third period, but that's as close as Colorado would come to tying the game. The goal was just MacKinnon's second in his last 15 games. He has three goals and seven assists in 16 games.
Nov 17 - 11:55 PM

Nathan MacKinnon racked up a career-high 10 shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Los Angeles.

However, he was unable to score a goal and didn't end up with a point in the victory. MacKinnon has recorded two goals in 15 games this year along with six assists.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 16 - 12:35 PM

Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche could not solve Tukka Rask and the Bruins on Sunday in a 2-0 loss.

MacKinnon has two goals and eight points through 14 games this season. The 21-year-old has lots of work to do if he wants to beat his career high of 63 points set in his rookie season.
Nov 13 - 11:25 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored at the 6:09 minute mark of the second period for the second Colorado Avalanche goal of the night, but it was not enough as they lost 4-2 to the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday.

MacKinnon scored only his second goal of the season, but this was his seventh point after accumulating five previous assists. Rene Bourque scored the other Avalanche goal on a power play earlier in the second and they combined for a 10-minute lead until Anthony DeAngelo tied the game at 16:15. Notably, Bourque’s goal came with assists from Erik Johnson and Mikhail Grigorenko; MacKinnon’s goal had an assist from Matt Duchene and in each case, those were their fifth assists of the season.
Nov 9 - 12:15 AM

Nathan MacKinnon hasn't scored a goal in eight games.

MacKinnon scored in his first game of the season, but hasn't found the back of the net since. He also has just one assist in his last five games. Fantasy owners will be disappointed by his lack of production, but it's still way too early to throw in the towel on his fantasy stock.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 5 - 7:32 AM

Nathan MacKinnon hasn't found the back of the net in seven straight contests.

He scored a goal in Colorado's first game of the season, but he hasn't gotten one since then. MacKinnon picked up four points in his first two outings before cooling down offensively. He has six points in eight games this year.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 3 - 11:14 AM

Nathan MacKinnon picked up two assists in Monday's 4-3 OT win over Pittsburgh.

He had the primary helper on goals by Jarome Iginla (power play) and Gabriel Landeskog (game winner) in the contest. MacKinnon has one goal and three assists in two games this season for the Avalanche.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 18 - 11:45 AM

Nathan MacKinnon netted the game winner for Team North America in overtime to give the young stars a 4-3 victory over Sweden.

The goal was his second in three games at the World Cup of Hockey. Shayne Gostisbehere collected three helpers in the match, while Johnny Gaudreau generated a goal and an assist in the win. Auston Matthews and Vincent Trocheck also found the back of the net in the game.
Sep 21 - 6:11 PM

Nathan MacKinnon potted a pair of goals in Thursday's exhibition victory over Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey.

Team North America carried the play for most of the match and recorded a 4-0 win. MacKinnon opened the scoring in the second with a power-play marker and he found the back of the net again in the third on a penalty shot. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Johnny Gaudreau had the other goals in the win.
Sep 9 - 8:55 AM

Nathan MacKinnon is happy that he won't have to worry about the business side of hockey for a while.

MacKinnon has plenty of job security after signing a seven-year, $44.1 million contract on Friday. "It's nice to have security," MacKinnon said. "I know Denver will be my home for the next seven seasons. Obviously, it weighs on you. I've been thinking about it for a long time. Last year, this year, this season, over the summer. So I'm just excited I can finish off my summer training, have a clear head and know where my home will be for the next seven seasons." MacKinnon added that he felt a bridge contract wouldn't have been in his best interests. In a way, both sides are taking a risk with this deal. MacKinnon has left something to be desired over the past two seasons and if he comes out strong in 2016-17 and 2017-18, then he could have probably gotten a massive contract at the end of a bridge deal. That $6.3 million annual cap hit could look very good to Colorado in the not too distant future.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 9 - 5:42 AM

Depth Charts

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