Nathan MacKinnon

#29 RW / Colorado Avalanche / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 182 lb Age: 20 College: None

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      Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon: Records two points, seven shots

      MacKinnon picked up a goal, an assist, and seven shots on goal in Wednesday's loss to the Senators It's hard to blame MacKinnon for this one, as he played a hand in two of Colorado's three goals while tying a season-high for shots on goal. The 20-year-old is currently exceeding a point-per-game pace despite playing for the last-place Avalanche, and MacKinnon's plus-7 rating on an awful team speaks volumes about his ability.

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      Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon: Tallies assist, game-winning goal against Tampa

      MacKinnon scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal among his five shots, assisted on the Avs' other goal, and finished plus-2 in Thursday's 2-1 edging of the Lightning. His line with flankers Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla was the sum of the Colorado offense in this one. After racking up five points in two games to start the year, MacKinnon hit a cooler spell, so it's nice to see him get back to a point-per-game pace with this effort. We still haven't seen everything that the 2013 No. 1 pick -- still just 20 years old -- is capable of. Big things could be coming this year.

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      Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon: Nets game-winner against Ducks

      MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal in Friday's win over the Ducks. A strong fantasy night for MacKinnon, who also had six blocked shots and three shots on goal. The 20-year-old has opened the season with six points in his first four games and appears destined for a big bounce-back season. Centering the second line and playing on the top power-play unit, MacKinnon should take off this season. He's way better than the 38 points he recorded last season suggested.

    • Will play center in 2015-16

      News: Nathan MacKinnon will center Colorado's third line this season, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: The Avalanche plan to have Nathan MacKinnon, who has mostly played wing in his first two seasons, center the team's third line in 2015-16. Moving MacKinnon to center will give natural wingers like Jack Skille and Mikko Rantanen a better chance of securing a spot on the team's Opening Night roster. The 20-year-old MacKinnon registered 38 points (14 goals, 24 assists) in 64 games with the Avalanche this season.
    • Avs' MacKinnon Eyes Full Recovery

      News: Nathan MacKinnon has resumed skating Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: Nathan MacKinnon has been skating for the past two weeks and appears to be on track with the 6-to-8 week recovery timetable that was established back in early March. MacKinnon will be participating in the World Championships next month for Team Canada which will serve as a suitable rehab assignment before entering the offseason. Assuming no further injury during the international tournament, the forward will be at full strength for the start of next season.
    • Avs' MacKinnon To Start Skating In A Few Weeks

      News: Nathan MacKinnon (foot) will resume skating in a few weeks.
      Analysis: Nathan MacKinnon was only expected to be limited for six-to-eight weeks after fracturing his foot in early March, so he should still be set for a relatively normal offseason. The reigning Calder Trophy winner regressed during his sophomore season, posting 14 goals and 38 points over 64 games, but at just 19 years old, his development remains well ahead of the curve. He still has several point-per-game seasons in his future, possibly as soon as 2015-16.
    • Avs' MacKinnon Out 6-To-8 Weeks With Broken Foot

      News: Nathan MacKinnon has been diagnosed with a fractured foot and will be out for 6-to-8 weeks.
      Analysis: Nathan MacKinnon apparently first suffered the injury when he took a shot off the foot in a Feb. 22 game against the Lightning, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports. An initial X-ray came back negative, but after aggravating the foot in Wednesday's game against Penguins, the fracture was confirmed. The injury ends what has been a disappointing season for MacKinnon, who had seen his scoring tail off considerably from his Calder Trophy-winning rookie campaign. It might also represent the final nail in the coffin for the Avs' fleeting playoff hopes, as the team's underwhelming offensive attack doesn't figure to improve with the removal of one of its top playmakers. The 19-year-old is still a prime piece of real estate in dynasty formats, but those in season-long leagues are best served cutting bait following the long-term injury. MacKinnon's absence should create more opportunities for youngsters Dennis Everberg and Joey Hishon to see looks on scoring lines.
    • Avs' MacKinnon Notches GW Goal

      News: Nathan MacKinnon notched the game-winning goal Wednesday in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.
      Analysis: Nathan MacKinnon returned to his usual spot on the second line to tally his 14th goal of the season, deflecting the puck into the net off of a Jan Hejda pass in the second period. The second year forward now has five goals in five games despite a turbulent week that has included a benching, a broken nose, and a demotion to the third line. With the Av's only eight points back of a playoff spot with 18 games to go, you can expect MacKinnon to get plenty of ice time in a last-ditch effort to make the playoffs.
    • Avs' MacKinnon Good To Go After Breaking Nose

      News: Nathan MacKinnon, who suffered a broken nose Saturday against the Wild, was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: Nathan MacKinnon also returned to second-line duties next to Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog, after having been banished to a bottom-six role during the Minnesota game. It's been a tough season for MacKinnon, but if he can get similarly hot over the final month and a half like he did as a rookie, he could still pay handsome dividends for owners in the fantasy playoffs.
    • Avs' MacKinnon Suffers Apparent Broken Nose

      News: Nathan MacKinnon is believed to have suffered a broken nose in Saturday's game against the Wild, the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: Nathan MacKinnon's injury likely stemmed from a hit laid on him by the Wild's Sean Bergenheim in the third period of Saturday's game. While broken noses can be painful, it is still something most players can play through, so it's quite possible MacKinnon will be back in the lineup for the team's next game Wednesday against the Penguins, but owners should keep an eye out for a status update prior to the opening faceoff.
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