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Nathan MacKinnon | Winger | #29

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (1) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Vegas.
MacKinnon led the Avalanche in scoring, but he had 16 goals and 53 points in 82 contests last season. If the Avalanche want to take a step forward, they'll need MacKinnon to step up his game. The 22-year-old has all the tools to put up a point-per-game at the NHL level. He'll need his teammates to help him out if he's going to reach that mark. Sep 20 - 12:02 AM

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Nathan MacKinnon feels he learned a great deal from last year's struggles.

"You could handle it a lot of different ways. I was frustrated, not my best self. I will admit that…It snowballs," he said. "You lose two, lose five, you're down 5-1, become negative, come to the rink negative, go home negative, no one's confident, your power play sucks, your penalty kill sucks, it's tough." MacKinnon wants to help lead the team back on a positive track this campaign.
Sep 12 - 4:33 PM

Nathan MacKinnon has been a dominant force at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

He leads Team Canada in scoring with 14 points and is tied for second among all players in the tournament. Team Canada will play for the gold medal Sunday against Team Sweden and MacKinnon will certainly be a major player to watch in that contest.
May 21 - 11:06 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has five goals and eight points in four games while playing for Team Canada in the 2017 World Championship.

MacKinnon recorded 16 goals and 53 points in 82 games this season, which isn't bad, but it wasn't a step forward either for the 21-year-old. Playing for Team Canada is offering him an opportunity to finish 2016-17 on a better note after the Avalanche's rough showing and so far he's been able to take advantage of that.
Source: Denver Post
May 12 - 10:14 AM

Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and one assist for Canada on Monday in a 6-0 win over Belarus.

He didn't have any multi-goal games for the Avalanche during the 2016-17 season, but he has two in three appearances at the 2017 World Hockey Championship. MacKinnon has racked up seven points, including five goals, at the tournament so far. This could be just what he needs to go into the summer with some confidence after a very difficult year with Colorado.
Source: Denver Post
May 9 - 12:41 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored three goals and added an assist in Canada's 7-2 rout of Slovenia Sunday at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

Tyson Barrie, another Avalanche player on the Canadian squad, scored a goal and registered three assists in the win. The Avs are well represented at the tournament with Gabriel Landeskog also starring for Sweden.
May 7 - 9:55 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal in a 4-3 shootout loss to Dallas on Saturday.

Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen each found the back of the net in the losing effort. Tyson Barrie assisted on two of Colorado's three goals, bringing him up to 38 points in 73 games.
Apr 8 - 11:08 PM

Nathan MacKinnon has picked up six points in his last five contests.

MacKinnon's overall numbers have been a little disappointing this season (16 goals, 35 assists in 77 games), but it's nice to see he's likely going to end the season on a high note. He could be an interesting rest-of-the-season fantasy option.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 1 - 11:25 AM

Nathan MacKinnon picked up an assist and scored in the shootout in a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

MacKinnon made a nice move, stickhandling his way through the slot before J.T. Compher buried the rebound. MacKinnon is now up to 16 goals and 50 points in 76 games this season for the Avalanche. It's been a tough season all-around for the Avalanche and they are clearly headed for a rebuild. MacKinnon will find himself needing to be more of a leader in the locker room next season if the Avs do decide to part ways with both Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene during the off-season.
Mar 31 - 11:54 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal and an assist in the 5-3 loss to Washington Wednesday night.

MacKinnon racked up two points to hit 50 and increase his lead over Matt Duchene to 13. The forward led his team in shots on goal with six in 20 minutes of ice time. Six shots are the most he has made in a single game in 28 contests since Colorado's loss to Los Angeles on January 31.
Mar 30 - 1:00 AM

Nathan MacKinnon is one point closer to hitting the 50-point threshold for third time in four seasons.

He picked up a helper during Monday's 4-2 loss to the Flames. The tally gives him 33 assists and 48 points on the year through 75 games.
Mar 27 - 11:43 PM

Nathan MacKinnon had two assists in Thursday's 7-4 loss to Edmonton.

He set up Mikko Rantanen for a pair of one-timer goals. Colorado's brutal 2016-17 season is close to finally being over. MacKinnon currently leads the team with 47 points in 73 games.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 24 - 10:50 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored his 15th goal of the season during Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Red Wings.

Now through 70 games, the former first overall pick has 45 points. He need seven points to match last seasons sum posted through 72 games.
Mar 18 - 4:27 PM

Nathan MacKinnon is projected to play between Sven Andrighetto and Mikko Rantanen on Wednesday night.

Coach Jared Bednar has decided to switch up the combinations again following a 1-0 loss to Arizona on Monday. Colorado has been blanked 12 times this season. MacKinnon has found the back of the net 14 times despite 215 shots on target.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 15 - 11:21 AM

Nathan MacKinnon and Erik Johnson made four shots on goal apiece, but none of them found the back of the net as the Avalanche dropped a 1-0 game to the Coyotes.

The Avalanche simply could not get the puck into the Coyotes’ end of the ice. MacKinnon and the defenseman Johnson combined for more than one-third of the total shots on goal Monday, which means they did not get very much offensive help.
Mar 14 - 1:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Tyson Jost
3J.T. Compher
4Carl Soderberg
5J.C. Beaudin
6Rocco Grimaldi
7Alexander Kerfoot
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Sven Andrighetto
3Colin Wilson
4Matt Nieto
5Gabriel Bourque
6A.J. Greer
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Mikko Rantanen
3Blake Comeau
4Nail Yakupov
5Joe Colborne
D1Erik Johnson
2Tyson Barrie
3Nikita Zadorov
4Mark Barberio
5Anton Lindholm
6Andrei Mironov
7Chris Bigras
8David Warsofsky
9Duncan Siemens
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Jonathan Bernier