Nathan MacKinnon - Player of the Week
With his hot start to the season, including his 3 point effort this past Saturday night, Nathan MacKinnon is the Player of the Week
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Nathan MacKinnon might always be “that other guy from Cole Harbour” to a lot of people, but it certainly won’t be for a lack of skill and production. The 20-year-old budding star is looking prepared and comfortable this season and it is showing on the scoresheet. In his past nine games, MacKinnon has racked up 12 points (5 G, 7 A), including his two goals and one assist this past Saturday night in Montreal. MacKinnon displayed his strength, speed, and offensive skills in scoring two goals in 13 seconds, effectively ending the Habs’ push in the game and sealing the win for the Avalanche. Both goals were quick-release shots, with the second goal coming off a nifty and precise back-hand over the shoulder of the Canadiens’ goaltender. The talented young forward has 19 points in 17 games this season and leads the league in on-ice shooting percentage (minimum of 200 5-on-5 minutes) at 14.9%. His hot start and incredible talent make Nathan our Player of the Week!
- Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on September 1, 1995
- Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round, 1st overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
- Became the youngest winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie of the year in league history in June of 2014
- A member of the gold medal winning Canadian team at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championships