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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 and the Colorado Avalanche fell 5-0 to an energized Nashville Predators squad in Game 6 on Sunday.
MacKinnon and the Avs could not weather the storm from the defending Western Conference Champs who have bigger aspirations this season. The Avs offence was quiet and Pekka Rinne was sharp on the road to silence MacKinnon, who had six points in the first five games and 97 during the season. Apr 22 - 10:25 PM

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Nathan MacKinnon scored a pair of goals in Colorado's 5-3 win over Nashville in Game 3 on Monday night.

MacKinnon has collected three goals and five points through the first three games of Colorado's fist-round series versus the Predators. The Avalanche also got goals from Blake Comeau, Gabriel Bourque and Gabriel Landeskog to get back into the series. Nashville has a 2-1 lead with Game 4 set for Wednesday night.
Apr 17 - 9:45 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal and picked up an assist in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Nashville Predators in Game 2.

Playing four-on-four hockey, MacKinnon outworked Filip Forsberg on the puck before surprising Pekka Rinne with a quick backhander. MacKinnon then followed that up with an assist after Gabriel Landeskog tipped home his point shot to get the Avalanche to within one midway through the third period. It's a tough loss for the Avalanche who opened the scoring again but just couldn't do enough defensively without Erik Johnson and Samuel Girard in the lineup to come away with the win. The series heads back to Colorado with the Avalanche down 2-0.
Apr 14 - 6:04 PM

Nathan MacKinnon returned to practice on Tuesday morning.

MacKinnon missed Monday's practice because he took a maintenance day. "Feel pretty good," MacKinnon said. "Rest day, long season. We played a tough game Saturday, so I took an extra day off. We don't play until Thursday, so I took advantage of it." The Avalanche will need MacKinnon to be at his best if they want to upset the Nashville Predators in the first round. He had 39 goals and an incredible 97 points in 74 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 10 - 8:20 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal and registered an assist in Colorado's 5-2 win over St. Louis on Saturday.

That win pushed the Avalanche into the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Colorado was a big underdog story this season and MacKinnon played a big role in getting them into the postseason with his breakout performance. He finished the campaign with 39 goals and 97 points in 74 contests. He's a contender for the Hart Trophy given that the Avalanche have made the playoffs.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 8 - 6:18 AM

Nathan MacKinnon went scoreless in Monday's 3-1 loss at Los Angeles, although he did dish out two hits to make his presence felt.

The entire MGM line (MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen) were blanked in this playoff-like game against the Kings. MacKinnon has no goals in eight straight outings and just two assists over his past six contests. Still, MacKinnon leads the NHL in points per game (1.32) despite his recent cool stretch.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 3 - 2:26 AM

Nathan MacKinnon picked up an assist in Thursday's 7-1 loss to Los Angeles.

MacKinnon helped set up Mikko Rantanen's 27th goal of the season to give the Avalanche a 1-0 lead 3:33 into the first period, but it was all Los Angeles afterward. Still, MacKinnon extended his impressive point streak to 14 straight games. He has 13 goals and 14 assists during that span.
Mar 23 - 11:26 AM

Nathan MacKinnon stretched his point streak to 13 consecutive games on Tuesday night.

MacKinnon earned two assists in a 5-1 win over Chicago. He has 13 goals and 13 assists during his scoring spree. MacKinnon has amassed 91 points in 65 games during a breakout year.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 21 - 10:55 AM

Nathan MacKinnon has been chosen as the second star of the week.

MacKinnon generated six goals and eight points in four games, which included two three-point performances. He has earned at least three points in a contest on a league-high 13 occasions this season. MacKinnon is also tied for the league lead with 11 game-winning goals.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 19 - 5:55 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals and an assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

MacKinnon registered the primary assist on Gabriel Landeskog's first-period tally. His goal in the second frame made it 3-0 for Colorado and his goal in the third frame made it 4-1. MacKinnon finished the game with a plus-3 rating and 11 shots on goal in 18:05 of ice time. The Avs forward has accumulated 24 points during his 12-game point streak. The 22-year-old is up to 38 goals and 89 points in 64 games this season. He continues to be a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate. Blake Comeau and Tyson Barrie also found the back of the net on Sunday.
Mar 18 - 5:45 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

After scoring two goals on Thursday night, MacKinnon became the first player to score 35+ goals and pick up 50+ assists in an age 22 or younger season since Sidney Crosby accomplished the same feat during the 2009-10 season. Tonight's goal from MacKinnon was a wicked one-timer off a feed from Tyson Barrie, bringing MacKinnon to 36 goals and 86 points in 63 games this season. Gabriel Landeskog also scored in the loss.
Mar 17 - 12:38 AM

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice and recorded an assist in a 4-1 win against St. Louis.

MacKinnon extended his point streak to 10 games. He's up to 35 goals and 85 points in 62 contests this season. Tyson Barrie's point streak reached eight games after he registered an assist. Gabriel Landeskog recorded three assists for Colorado.
Mar 15 - 11:12 PM

Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal in a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

It took MacKinnon just 11 seconds in the third period to find the back of the net and extend his point streak to nine games. The 22-year-old forward now has 16 points over his last eight games, bringing him to 33 goals and 82 points in 61 games this season. It's safe to say the former first overall pick has become elite. J.T. Compher (x2), Nikita Zadorov and Tyson Jost also scored in the win.
Mar 13 - 11:40 PM

Nathan MacKinnon is on an eight-game point streak.

MacKinnon kept that run going by registering two assists in the Avalanche's 5-2 win over Arizona on Saturday. He now has 32 goals and 81 points in just 60 contests. In terms of points-per-game, MacKinnon leads the NHL with 1.35. He's also tied for fourth place in the NHL scoring race with Claude Giroux.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 11 - 7:35 AM

Nathan MacKinnon finished with a power-play goal in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime road setback against the Blackhawks.

MacKinnon was on the ice for both of Chicago's even-strength markers, so he also was saddled with an ugly minus-2 rating. While he added three shots on goal with a hit across 21:52 of ice time, he also had a brutal night in the faceoff circle with just four wins in 14 chances. The All-Star is working on a six-game point streak, posting seven goals with 13 points and a plus-3 rating. He'll try to extend the streak in Columbus on Thursday.
Mar 6 - 11:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nathan MacKinnon
2Alexander Kerfoot
3J.T. Compher
4Carl Soderberg
5Tyson Jost
6Dominic Toninato
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Sven Andrighetto
3Matt Nieto
4Gabriel Bourque
5Vladislav Kamenev
RW1Mikko Rantanen
2Nail Yakupov
3Colin Wilson
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Samuel Girard
4Mark Barberio
5Patrik Nemeth
6Nikita Zadorov
7David Warsofsky
8Mark Alt
9Anton Lindholm
10Duncan Siemens
11Sergei Boikov
G1Jonathan Bernier
2Andrew Hammond
3Semyon Varlamov