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NHL: Colorado Avalanche Sign No. 1 Pick MacKinnon to 3-Year Deal
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NHL: Colorado Avalanche Sign No. 1 Pick MacKinnon to 3-Year Deal

Jul 9 2013, 8:00pm CDT | by

The Colorado Avalanche signed Nathan MacKinnon, top overall pick of the 2013 NHL draft, to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday.

The Colorado Avalanche signed Nathan MacKinnon, top overall pick of the 2013 NHL draft, to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday.  The Denver Post reports the 17-year-old MacKinnon's contract...

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NHL: Colorado Avalanche Sign No. 1 Pick MacKinnon to 3-Year Deal

Jul 9 2013, 8:00pm CDT | by

The Colorado Avalanche signed Nathan MacKinnon, top overall pick of the 2013 NHL draft, to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday.

The Colorado Avalanche signed Nathan MacKinnon, top overall pick of the 2013 NHL draft, to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday. 

The Denver Post reports the 17-year-old MacKinnon's contract will cost Colorado a $3.775 million salary cap hit. Avalanche vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic was elated with the signing, saying MacKinnon's play is sure to excite their fans

"We are happy to have Nathan under contract and anxious to see him at training camp. 

"His presence will bring additional speed and talent to our team, as well as a lot of excitement to our fans."

MacKinnon couldn't be more excited himself. 

"The signing of this first NHL contract represents for me another step toward becoming a professional hockey player. I am excited and thrilled to have been drafted by the Avalanche, and I am already working very hard in order to be ready physically and mentally for training camp."

With his entry into the NHL already made official, MacKinnon hopes to build on his recent success with the Halifax Moosheads, whom he helped earn their first-ever Quebec Major Junior Hockey League title and Memorial Cup championship. 

MacKinnon was declared MVP of the 2013 Memorial Cup after notching 13 points by way of seven goals and six assists in only four games. He had a hat trick in the final against Portland. 

Former Avalanche goaltender and current head coach Patrick Roy stated MacKinnon would most likely be his third-line center. 

 
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Buffalo Sabres: What Should They Do with Sam Reinhart This Year?

Sep 12 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It's a dilemma Buffalo Sabres fans aren't new to, but it's certainly one that could be hotly debated from now through mid-October.  What should they do with Sam Reinhart this year? While on the surface it seems like an easy decision for Sabres general manager Tim Murray and his colleagues, it truly is anything but for a team with two feet in its rebuilding process.  There are a number of different factors that will go into this decisi ...
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The NHL's bargain contract All-Star team

Sep 8 2014 12:19pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Some players in the NHL probably make more than they should. These guys should probably make a lot more than they do. We already put together a pretty darn good team made up entirely of players on pretty bad contracts, so the next logical step was to try and put together a team of top players that are probably making far less than they should. We decided to not include players still on entry level contracts (sorry, Nathan MacKinnon) and instead focused on players that ...
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Avalanche’s Giguere retires after 16 seasons

Aug 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision in Quebec while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He’s part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. “His achievements speak for themselves, from winning the Stanley Cup to w ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Avalanche’s Giguere retires after 16 seasons

Aug 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision in Quebec while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He’s part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. “His achievements speak for themselves, from winning the Stanley Cup to win ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Avalanche’s Giguere retires after 16 seasons

Aug 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision in Quebec while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He’s part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. “His achievements speak ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Avalanche’s Giguere retires after 16 seasons

Aug 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision in Quebec while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He’s part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squa ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Avalanche’s Giguere retires after 16 seasons

Aug 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision in Quebec while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He’s part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. “His achievements speak for themselves, from wi ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Avalanche’s Giguere retires after 16 seasons

Aug 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision in Quebec while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He’s part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Leag ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Avalanche’s Giguere retires after 16 seasons

Aug 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision in Quebec while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He’s part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. “His achievements speak for th ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Avalanche’s Giguere retires after 16 seasons

Aug 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision in Quebec while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He’s part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. “His achievements speak for themselves, from winning the Stanley Cup to ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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