Nathan MacKinnon RUMORS & NEWS

  • MacKinnon, Hall, Kopitar named Hart Trophy nominees

    Sportsnet "The NHL announced the three finalists for the Hart Trophy on Friday, awarded “to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team.” This year’s finalists are New Jersey’s Taylor Hall, Los Angeles’s Anze Kopitar and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon. Recording 41 more points than his next..." April 28

  • McDavid, MacKinnon, Hall named finalists for Ted Lindsay Award

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon and New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall have been named finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award. The award is given to “the most outstanding player in the NHL,” as voted on by his peers. McDavid, 21, won the..." April 26

  • Subban: MacKinnon deserves Hart Trophy, is a future Hall of Famer

    The Score "P.K. Subban had nothing but kind words for Nathan MacKinnon after their first-round playoff series ended Sunday night. The Nashville Predators defenseman gave a long answer lauding the Colorado Avalanche forward after the Predators' 5-0 victory that eliminated the Avalanche in Game 6. "You..." April 23

  • P.K. Subban of Predators appears to throw blindside punch at Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon

    USA Today "Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban was called for holding late in the second period of Monday’s playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche. Apparently, both refs missed the blindside punch Subban appeared to throw that caught Avs forward Nathan MacKinnon up high. MacKinnon actually got..." April 17

  • MacKinnon will play Sunday after missing 8 games with injury

    NHL.com "The wait is over. MacK is back. Nathan MacKinnon will return to the Colorado Avalanche's lineup for Sunday's game versus the Edmonton Oilers after being out for nearly three weeks. Head coach Jared Bednar confirmed after Saturday's practice at Family Sports Center that the Colorado center..." February 17

  • Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon close to returning, but won’t play Friday at Winnipeg

    Denver Post "Nathan MacKinnon and Blake Comeau, two of the Avalanche’s top-six forwards who been shelved with injuries, participated in an optional practice Thursday with regular sweaters. Both appeared to be cleared to return to the lineup, but only Comeau will travel with the team to Winnipeg and play..." February 15

  • Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon out 2-4 weeks

    Sportsnet "Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon will miss two to four weeks, the team announced via Twitter on Thursday. MacKinnon suffered an upper-body injury after a hit from Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alexander Edler in the second period of a loss on Tuesday night.The 22-year-old centre..." February 01

  • MVP candidate MacKinnon will miss Avs’ next game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Take a deep breath Avs fans. Franchise center Nathan MacKinnon will miss Thursday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers because of a shoulder injury he suffered last night. MacKinnon, who is a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate this season, left Tuesday’s game after colliding with Vancouver’s..." January 31

  • Nathan MacKinnon on trading Matt Duchene: ‘It did a lot’ for Avalanche room

    Sportsnet "Matt Duchene wasn’t blamed for wanting out of Colorado, but Nathan MacKinnon didn’t deny the positive effect the blockbuster deal had on the Avalanche. MacKinnon was asked by Sportsnet’s Luke Fox on Monday about how the culture in Colorado’s dressing room has changed since Duchene was shipped..." January 22

  • Nathan MacKinnon’s resurgence has Avalanche in surprising fight for playoff spot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Back in 2013-14 the Colorado Avalanche came out of nowhere to win 52 games and, somewhat shockingly, make the Stanley Cup playoffs. It came just one year after they finished with the second-worst record in the league and with a first-year coach (Patrick Roy) behind the bench. As exciting as..." January 04