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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
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Nathan MacKinnon scored a power play goal in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.
It took him seven games, but he's finally on the board this season. MacKinnon actually opened the scoring at the 4:09 mark of the second period, but the Avalanche allowed the Predators to score four unanswered goals. Tyson Barrie and Mikko Rantanen picked up the assists on Colorado's only goal. MacKinnon now has five points in seven contests in 2017-18. Oct 17 - 11:08 PM

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Nathan MacKinnon feels fortunate that he escaped suffering a serious injury last Friday when he took a stick to the eye.

"It was scary," MacKinnon said. "It hit me so hard that I didn't know if I was going to be OK or not. The pain was bad, but just a lot of thoughts coming through my head, laying on the ice. My eye was bleeding." He was able to play Saturday against Dallas and he will suit up Tuesday night versus Nashville.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 17 - 10:46 AM

Nathan MacKinnon (eye) should be fine to play against Dallas on Saturday night, per head coach Jared Bednar.

MacKinnon left Friday's game against the Ducks in the first period after taking a high-stick from Derek Grant. MacKinnon dealt with some vision issues, but the Avs are confident he won't miss any time. The 22-year-old has four assists in five games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 14 - 11:04 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has had a great start to the season, but he is still looking for his first goal.

MacKinnon has produced a team-high four assists in four games so far. "I think the goals will come. I've had some good chances," he said Thursday. "I'll start to get the bounces. Everyone else is getting those bounces right now and I'm just happy to be part of it. The game feels good. It's all about the team winning and if the assists are going to get the job done, then I'm happy with that. At the end of the day, wins take care of everything."
Source: Denver Post
Oct 13 - 10:01 AM

Nathan MacKinnon picked up a pair of assists with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 6-3 victory against Boston.

MacKinnon has yet to light the lamp through four games, but he has posted four helpers with a solid plus-4 rating. The former first-round pick led the team in scoring last season with 53 points, but he has yet to take that next step to stardom. Perhaps this is the season he breaks out.
Oct 12 - 1:04 AM

Nathan MacKinnon lit the lamp twice on the power play on Sunday night, leading the Avs to a 5-1 pre-season win over the Wild.

MacKinnon had three points on Sunday night and has three goals so far in exhibition games. The 22-year-old had 53 points last season, and a productive pre-season is a good sign heading into an important campaign where the former first overall pick could use a breakout year.
Sep 24 - 10:08 PM

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

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.
Source: IIHF.com
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Tyson Jost
3J.T. Compher
4Alexander Kerfoot
5Carl Soderberg
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Sven Andrighetto
3Colin Wilson
4Matt Nieto
5A.J. Greer
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Mikko Rantanen
3Nail Yakupov
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Nikita Zadorov
4Mark Barberio
5Patrik Nemeth
6Chris Bigras
7Anton Lindholm
8Andrei Mironov
9Sergei Boikov
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Jonathan Bernier