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Nathan MacKinnon | Winger

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Nathan MacKinnon has assisted Sidney Crosby in hosting the first Sidney Crosby Hockey School in their hometown, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia.
After winning the gold medal in the 2015 IIHF World Championships in May, both MacKinnon and Crosby have donated their winning checks to the young hockey organization in Cole Harbour. The two players teamed up to host the camp this past week for the first time and hope it continues for future years. Roughly 160 players attended the Crosby camp, who were between the ages 8 and 12 years old. After a somewhat disappointing sophomore season where MacKinnon scored just 14 goals and 38 points in 64 games played, the former Calder Trophy winner will look to bounce back in a big way in the 2015-2016 season. He’ll be just 20-years old for the upcoming season so we expect him to produce at his rookie levels where he scored 24 goals and 63 points in 82 games played. Aug 8 - 2:22 PM

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Nathan MacKinnon had a strong first game for Canada at the World Hockey Championships in Prague.

Playing on a line with Sidney Crosby and Jason Spezza, MacKinnon scored a goal and registered two assists in Canada's 6-1 win over Latvia. In fact, all Team Canada Colorado players had strong games. Tyson Barrie, Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly each registered a point in the victory. We are expecting a big rebound season from MacKinnon after a disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
May 2 - 11:50 AM

Nathan MacKinnon is projected to begin the World Championship on the same line as Sidney Crosby.

The Nova Scotians will skate alongside Jason Spezza. Canada will kick off the tournament on Friday morning against Latvia. MacKinnon's 2014-15 campaign with Colorado came to an end in early March because of a fractured foot.
May 1 - 9:58 AM

Nathan MacKinnon, who hasn't played since March 4 due to a foot injury, is on Team Canada's roster for the 2015 World Championship.

This will provide MacKinnon with a little extra experience and give him an opportunity to go into the summer on a positive note. He had a rough sophomore season, scoring just 14 goals and 38 points in 64 contests.
Apr 14 - 5:23 PM

The reason why Nathan MacKinnon has not been placed on the injured reserve in fantasy leagues is because he is still listed on the Avs' active roster.

Colorado already has six players listed on the injured reserve, so fantasy owners in dynasty leagues will have to persevere with the young star on their rosters until the Avalanche have space to put him on the reserve. MacKinnon is expected to be out until at least mid-April (the remainder of the season) with a broken foot.
Mar 19 - 11:48 PM

Nathan MacKinnon is expected to miss the next six-to-eight weeks with a fractured foot.

There's only five weeks left in the regular season, so it seems safe to drop MacKinnon in standard fantasy leagues. With 14 goals and 38 points in 64 contests, it's fair to say that MacKinnon's sophomore season didn't go as planned, but he's certainly not the first player to take a step back in his second season. We'll be looking for him to bounce back in 2015-16.
Mar 6 - 11:43 AM

Nathan MacKinnon was back on the top line during Tuesday's practice.

He rejoined Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog after he was demoted to the third and fourth lines on Sunday. MacKinnon was also benched last Friday versus Dallas. We'll see if he got the message when Colorado plays Pittsburgh Wednesday night.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 4 - 12:34 PM

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.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 1 - 10:55 AM

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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Freddie Hamilton
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Blake Comeau
4Cody McLeod
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
4Jesse Winchester
5Patrick Bordeleau
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Brad Stuart
6Nick Holden
7Nate Guenin
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra