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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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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins goes end-to-end to score on Flyers

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RNH showed off his elite speed. It's safe to say that the Edmonton Oilers and center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are in need of a spark after a slow start to the season. Perhaps a show of blazing speed is exactly what they need. The Oilers trailed 3-0 halfway through the second period when Nugent-Hopkins picked up the puck in stride in his own zone and proceeded to zoom past everyone for a sweet end-to-end goal. The gap he created once he entered Philly's zone ...
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Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifan, Pavel Zacha ...
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6 weeks ago

Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifan, Pavel Zacha, and others become avai ...
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6 weeks ago

Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, No ...
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6 weeks ago

Weekend Takeaways: Time for Coyotes to blow it up?

Nov 3 2014 11:02am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

For as long as the Coyotes have wandered in the Arizona desert, it’s peculiar that they are still without a true franchise player. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, to be sure, is an elite, young defenceman, a cornerstone for a blue line corps. But that’s different than a franchise player, a difference maker, the kind of player, for instance, that may be available next June when Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifan, Pavel Zacha, an ...
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LaBarbera to the rescue as Ducks top Avalanche

Nov 2 2014 10:05pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Defencemen Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler scored their first goals of the season 1:44 apart in the second period, and emergency starter Jason LaBarbera stopped 16 shots, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who went 3-1 on a four-game trip. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Dennis Eve ...
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LaBarbera to the rescue as Ducks top Avalanche

Nov 2 2014 10:00pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — One moment, Jason LaBarbera was heading to a Halloween party with his minor-league teammates. Two hours of sleep and two long flights later, he was in Denver to serve as a backup for the Anaheim Ducks. And then, just before the opening faceoff, he was told he would be starting in net _ his first NHL game since last December. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool T ...
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6 weeks ago

LaBarbera to the rescue as Ducks top Avalanche

Nov 2 2014 10:00pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Defencemen Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler scored their first goals of the season 1:44 apart in the second period, and emergency starter Jason LaBarbera stopped 16 shots, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who went 3-1 on a four-game trip. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Dennis Everberg s ...
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6 weeks ago

LaBarbera to the rescue as Ducks top Avalanche

Nov 2 2014 10:00pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER _ Defencemen Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler scored their first goals of the season 1:44 apart in the second period, and emergency starter Jason LaBarbera stopped 16 shots, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who went 3-1 on a four-game trip. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Dennis ...
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6 weeks ago

LaBarbera to the rescue as Ducks top Avalanche

Nov 2 2014 10:00pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER _ Defencemen Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler scored their first goals of the season 1:44 apart in the second period, and emergency starter Jason LaBarbera stopped 16 shots, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who went 3-1 on a four-game trip. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool Dennis Everberg scored his ...
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