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Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (18) / 9/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 182
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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

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Nathan MacKinnon will get moved back to center now that Matt Duchene is sidelined for the rest of the regular season.

Coach Patrick Roy said Monday that MacKinnon would be tried out between Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn. "Just to give us different options," Roy said. "You can't just go 'bang' in the playoffs and try that. It's good to try different things. Our situation in the standings allows us to do this." MacKinnon has played at center and on the wing during his rookie season. He still leads all first-year players with 23 goals and 56 points in 74 games.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 1 - 8:49 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has displayed plenty of durability in his first season with the Avalanche.

He has suited up in all 72 games (knock on wood) with Colorado so far. "I always knew I could be pretty durable, but it's tough to play all 82," MacKinnon said. "I've been close in not playing a game this year. I've had some different things, but fortunately I've been able to play in every game. With 10 left, hopefully I can finish it off." With 23 goals and 55 points in 72 games, the rookie forward is widely believed to be the favorite for the Calder Trophy.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 27 - 10:48 AM

Nathan MacKinnon's point streak ended at 13 games on Saturday.

MacKinnon set an NHL record for the longest point streak by an 18-year-old. Wayne Gretzky previously held the record with a 12-game streak. "I never cared about the streak, I don't think," MacKinnon said. "It's just a point streak. I want to help the team any way I can. I have to do a better job." He's the heavy favorite to win the Calder Trophy with 22 goals and 51 points in 64 contests.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 9 - 9:09 AM

Nathan MacKinnon surpassed NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky for the longest point streak by an 18-year-old on Thursday night.

He recorded an assist on Andre Benoit's game-winning goal in overtime to extend his scoring spree to 13 games. The rookie forward has 51 points in 63 outings this season. MacKinnon is looking more and more like the obvious choice for the Calder Trophy.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 7 - 9:39 AM

Nathan MacKinnon snuck in an empty-net assist on Tuesday night to extend his point streak to 12 games.

The rookie is chasing a record set by his teammate Paul Stastny, who notched a 20 game point streak in his first season in the pros. Ironically, it was Stastny's empty netter in which MacKinnon provided the assist.
Mar 4 - 10:58 PM

Nathan MacKinnon stretched his point streak to 11 games on Sunday when he picked up a pair of assists in a 6-3 win against Tampa Bay.

The 11-game streak is the most by an NHL rookie since Alex Ovechkin in 2006. MacKinnon has amassed 25 points in 22 contests since Jan. 1. He is 12 points ahead of Tampa Bay freshmen Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat for the rookie scoring lead.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 11:57 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has been successful at right wing since the Avalanche lost Alex Tanguay for the remained of the season.

The rookie forward has been skating with Paul Stastny and Gabe Landeskog and he's compiled a 10-game point streak. MacKinnon struggled a little on the wing earlier this year, but he seems to be more comfortable there now. He wants to stay in Colorado's top-six group, so for the time being that means he has to be a winger.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 1 - 3:25 PM

Nathan MacKinnon is riding a 10-game point streak.

MacKinnon reached that mark by registering two assists on Friday. At this point, MacKinnon is running away with the rookie scoring title with 22 goals and 47 points in 60 games. That's 10 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson. Keep in mind that as good as MacKinnon has been this season, he still has plenty of upside left. In a couple years he should be averaging a point-per-game.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 1 - 9:47 AM

Nathan MacKinnon earned an assist in Wednesday's loss to Los Angeles to extend his point streak to nine games.

He has registered five goals and 12 points during his current streak. MacKinnon co-leads the Avalanche with 22 goals this season and he sits first among rookies in scoring with 45 points in 59 games.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 27 - 12:45 PM

Nathan MacKinnon (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday.

He missed Monday's session with an illness. MacKinnon said he's fine so expect him to play on Wednesday night against Los Angeles.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 26 - 8:37 AM

Nathan MacKinnon didn't practice Monday because he wasn't feeling well.

Consider him day-to-day with an illness for now. The Avalanche host Los Angeles on Wednesday night. MacKinnon leads all NHL rookies with 22 goals and 44 points in 58 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 25 - 8:59 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored the only Colorado goal in a 3-1 loss to the Flyers Thursday night.

With his tally, MacKinnon has reached 21 goals in his excellent rookie campaign. Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog drew assists on the marker.
Feb 6 - 10:26 PM

Nathan MacKinnon had his first three-point game on Saturday.

MacKinnon scored a goal and registered two assists against the Buffalo Sabres. That also extended his point streak to a career-high four games. He leads all rookies with 20 goals and 40 points in 54 contests in 2013-14.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 2 - 9:42 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal and registered an assist in Colorado's 5-4 win over Minnesota Thursday night.

MacKinnon has been fantastic lately with four goals and four assists in his last six games. He is a very strong candidate to win the Calder Trophy this year. John Mitchell also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Max Talbot, Paul Stastny and Ryan O'Reilly also scored for the Avalanche. Matt Duchene added two helpers in the victory.
Jan 31 - 3:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Paul Stastny
3Nathan MacKinnon
4John Mitchell
5Maxime Talbot
6Marc-Andre Cliche
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Cody McLeod
4David Van der Gulik
RW1Alex Tanguay
2P. A. Parenteau
3Jamie McGinn
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Erik Johnson
2Jan Hejda
3Andre Benoit
4Tyson Barrie
5Stefan Elliott
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Cory Sarich
9Nick Holden
10Matt Hunwick
11Karl Stollery
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Jean-Sebastien Giguere
3Reto Berra