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Nathan MacKinnon | Center | #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 posted a pair of power-play goals in Tuesday's 4-2 loss against the visiting Sabres.
MacKinnon was the only one who brought his offensive 'A' game. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft is having a nice season, posting 10 goals with 31 assists across 26 games. While he'll likely slow down somewhat, he is currently on pace to smash his previous career high of 63 points setback in 2013-14 in his rookie campaign. Dec 6 - 1:16 AM

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Nathan MacKinnon earned the first star for the month of November.

MacKinnon scored five goals and 20 points in 12 contests last month. He enjoyed seven multi-point contests in November, including a five-point game on Nov. 16. He's up to eight goals and 28 points in 23 games this season, which puts him on pace to comfortably surpass his career-high of 63 points set when he was a rookie in 2013-14.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 1 - 3:05 PM

Nathan MacKinnon posted a goal with an assist and a plus-1 rating in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Jets.

MacKinnon scored in the first minute of overtime on the power play to beat Connor Hellebuyck for the game-winning tally. The former No. 1 pick has been on fire for the past month, potting seven goals with 16 assists and a plus-12 rating over his past 13 games dating back to Oct. 28.
Nov 30 - 2:04 AM

Nathan MacKinnon posted three assists with a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 3-0 victory against the visiting Stars.

All of the points came at even strength, as the surprising Avalanche improved to 7-1-1 at home this season. The former No. 1 pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft has been a giant part of Colorado's resurgence, posting four goals and 16 points with a plus-4 rating in nine games at Pepsi Center this season.
Nov 23 - 12:51 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has been named the third star of the week for the period ending Nov. 19.

MacKinnon accounted for two goals and five assists in three outings during that time. He set career highs with four assists and five points in a 6-2 win against the Washington Capitals. MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 22 points in 19 games this year.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 20 - 6:16 PM

Nathan MacKinnon was late to the party, but ultimately helped the Avalanche edge the Red Wings 4-3 in overtime on Sunday.

MacKinnon assisted on Carl Soderberg's tying goal in the final minute of regulation, then scored the overtime winner to give Colorado the victory. MacKinnon, fresh off a five point performance last week against Washington, now has 22 points in 19 games this season.
Nov 19 - 9:01 PM

Nathan MacKinnon has collected an incredible 15 points in his last seven contests.

Five of those points came in Thursday's win over the Washington Capitals. MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog have been really good since being put on the same line by coach Jared Bednar. "We all gel really well," MacKinnon said of his line. "We’re good friends off the ice, which is nice, too. Gabe is a really good power forward, I feel. You know what you’re going to get from him every night. He’s going to play hard and physical and obviously he has a ton of skill. Mikko is just a really good playmaker. I just try to bring some speed, try to back defenders off and create as much as I can."
Source: Denver Post
Nov 18 - 11:23 AM

Nathan MacKinnon amassed five points in a 6-2 win over Washington on Thursday night.

MacKinnon accounted for one goal and four helpers in the contest. He picked up two points on the power play and concluded the contest with five shots on target. MacKinnon's five-game point streak ended last Saturday, but he responded with his best performance of the young season on Thursday. He has 20 points through 17 matches.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 17 - 11:10 AM

Nathan MacKinnon found the back of the net in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa.

This was the first of two games in Stockholm, Sweden between these two teams. MacKinnon's goal with under eight minutes remaining in regulation tied the game at three. The Avalanche forward now has five goals and 15 points in 15 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 11 - 11:13 AM

Nathan MacKinnon picked up two assists in a 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

MacKinnon registered his fourth multi-point game of the season on Thursday, assisting on back-to-back Avalanche goals in the second period. After a three-game pointless spell, the 22-year old now has five points in his last two games.
Nov 3 - 12:02 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nathan MacKinnon
2Alexander Kerfoot
3J.T. Compher
4Carl Soderberg
5Tyson Jost
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Sven Andrighetto
3Matt Nieto
4Gabriel Bourque
5Vladislav Kamenev
RW1Mikko Rantanen
2Nail Yakupov
3Blake Comeau
4Colin Wilson
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Samuel Girard
4Mark Barberio
5Patrik Nemeth
6Nikita Zadorov
7Anton Lindholm
8Duncan Siemens
9Sergei Boikov
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Jonathan Bernier