Makar was named the winner of the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year Monday.
Makar had an unbelievable rookie year in 2019-20, racking up 12 goals and 50 points in just 57 regular-season contests. The fourth overall pick from the 2017 draft also posted a respectable plus-12 rating while averaging just over 21 minutes of ice time on a nightly basis. He should be considered a borderline top-five fantasy option at his position heading into 2020-21.
Makar scored a goal and blocked four shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 6.
Makar tallied at 7:48 of the second period, and the Avalanche never looked back. Over the last five games, Makar has two goals and six assists. The defenseman is up to four goals, 11 helpers, 36 shots on net and a plus-11 rating through 14 contests overall.
Makar posted an assist and four shots on goal in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.
Makar picked up the secondary helper on the first of Andre Burakovsky's two goals in the game. The 21-year-old Makar is riding a four-game point streak, during which he's notched one goal and six helpers. In 13 playoff games overall, he has 14 points, 35 shots and a plus-11 rating.
Makar recorded three assists, six hits and three blocked shots in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Stars in Game 3.
Makar had a hand in tallies by Andre Burakovsky, Gabriel Landeskog and Nazem Kadri in the contest. It was also an unusually physical outing for Makar -- prior to Wednesday, he had never recorded more than four hits in a game. The blueliner is up to 11 points (two goals, nine helpers) with 26 shots on goal and a plus-11 rating in 11 appearances.
Makar had a power-play assist and two hits in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Stars in Game 2.
Makar has been a steady presence on offense with two goals and six helpers in 10 playoff games. Five of his eight points have come on the power play. The 21-year-old blueliner has added a plus-9 rating and 25 shots on net.
Makar scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist Monday during the Avalanche's 7-1 win over the Coyotes in Game 4 of their first-round series.
The goal was an absolute stunner. Just 19 seconds into the third period, Makar picked up the puck at his own blue line and weaved his way through the soft Arizona defense before beating Antti Raanta just inside the post on the backhand. Makar now has a point in four straight games, and the 21-year-old is up to two goals and six points through seven contests this postseason.
Makar scored a goal and had three shots in Wednesday's 4-0 round-robin win over Dallas.
Makar, who logged a team-leading 21:51 of ice time, opened the scoring with a blast from the point just over three minutes into the game. The rookie standout racked up 50 points in 57 regular-season games and, after seeing more than six minutes of power-play time Wednesday, should be owned in all playoff formats.
Makar took part in practice Monday and declared himself ready for the NHL's return to play, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports. "I'm feeling perfect now," said Makar. "I should be back fully going here. Had a really good practice today, just feeling really good now."
Makar sat out three practices while dealing with an undisclosed issue before returning in a non-contact jersey and shedding it for full contact during power-play drills in Saturday's session. Given the most recent information, there's little doubt about his availability as the playoffs draw closer.
Makar (undisclosed) wore a non-contact sweater for the beginning of Saturday's practice, but he put on a regular jersey for power-play work, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.
Makar has been a limited participant in practice since exiting last Saturday's on-ice session early with an undisclosed issue, but it appears as though he's close to 100 percent healthy ahead of Sunday's flight to Edmonton. The Calder Trophy finalist racked up 12 goals and 50 points in 57 games during the regular season.
Makar (undisclosed) did some light skating on his own before Thursday's team practice, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Makar exited the ice as soon as his teammates began to arrive, but the fact that he was able to skate at all is a step in the right direction. Another update on the sensational rookie should surface once he's cleared to practice.
Makar (undisclosed) exited Saturday's practice early, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Per the NHL's new injury update policy, coach Jared Bednar was unable to reveal why Makar was deemed "unfit to practice" midway through Saturday's session. Another update on the rookie blueliner's status should be released prior to Colorado's intrasquad scrimmage Sunday.
Makar had 12 goals, 50 points and a plus-12 rating in 57 games prior to the league suspending the season in March.
The 21-year-old was putting together a terrific campaign prior to the stoppage. He didn't score a goal in the 13 games prior to the season's pause, but Makar did have 10 assists during that stretch.
Makar (upper body) assisted on all three of the Avalanche's goals in a 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Makar returned from a five-game absence in style, injecting some life into an ailing Avalanche offense. The strong performance put Makar at 50 points (18 on the power play) in 57 games in his rookie year.
Makar (upper body) will rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
Makar's return is a major boon for an Avalanche club coming off three losses in its last four tilts. The rookie blueliner should resume his duties as a major contributor both at even strength and on the power play, as he's recorded 47 points (12 goals and 35 points) and 17 power-play points over 56 contests.
Makar (upper body) won't travel with the team to begin their three-game road trip, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Head coach Jared Bednar suggested that the Avalanche's injured players, Makar included, may be able to join the team on the road at some point. At this stage, it sounds like Makar will at least miss a third straight game Friday in Vancouver.
Makar (upper body) is slated to sit out again Wednesday versus the Ducks, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Makar's absence leaves a major void of production on the back end, as the rookie blueliner has certainly lived up to his fourth-overall billing in 2017 with 47 points (12 goals and 35 assists) over 56 contests. He won't have to wait long for his next opportunity to take the ice Friday in Vancouver, where the Avalanche will open a three-game road trip.
Makar (upper body) is considered day-to-day and will not suit up for Monday's game in Detroit, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Makar was on the ice for warmups prior to the contest, so it appears he was a game-time decision before being scratched late. The rookie blueliner has 12 games and 47 points in 56 games this season. An update on his status should be available before Wednesday's tilt against the Ducks.
Makar picked up a pair of assists and fired three shots on goal in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Islanders.
Makar has continued his excellence into February, with a goal and seven assists through 10 games this month. The rookie blueliner has 12 goals, 45 points, 109 shots and a plus-9 rating in 51 outings. He should top 50 points by the end of the year, with a somewhat decent chance at 60.
Makar posted an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning.
Makar had the primary helper on Valeri Nichushkin's game-tying goal in the third period. The rookie defenseman is up to 12 goals, 31 assists and 106 shots through 50 appearances.
Makar posted a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Wild.
Makar is on a four-game point streak (one tally, four assists), and he's been on the scoresheet in eight of the last 10 games. The rookie defenseman is up to 42 points (17 on the power play), 97 shots and a plus-9 rating through 46 outings.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/04||vs DAL||L 4-5 (OT)||0||0||0||0||32:01|
|09/02||@ DAL||W 4-1||1||0||1||0||25:16|
|08/31||vs DAL||W 6-3||0||1||1||+2||24:26|
|08/30||@ DAL||L 4-5||1||1||2||-1||22:46|
|08/26||@ DAL||W 6-4||0||3||3||+2||21:48|
|08/24||vs DAL||L 2-5||0||1||1||-1||27:48|
|08/22||vs DAL||L 3-5||0||0||0||+1||27:26|
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