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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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The Five Hole: Opposite World power rankings

Oct 31 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

As the month draws to a close, let’s take a look at the Opposite World NHL Power Rankings – the top five hockey teams in a strange and wondrous land where up is down, bad is good, and futility is success. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey 5. Edmonton Oilers (4-5-1) Yes, they’ve been on a bit of a roll lately, and they’ve been fun to watc ...
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The Five Hole: Opposite World power rankings

Oct 31 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

As the month draws to a close, let’s take a look at the Opposite World NHL Power Rankings – the top five hockey teams in a strange and wondrous land where up is down, bad is good, and futility is success. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey 5. Edmonton Oilers (4-5-1) Yes, they’ve been on a bit of a roll lately, and they’ve been fun to watch – but the Oilers still haven’t won on the road, they’re t ...
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7 hours ago

The Five Hole: Opposite World power rankings

Oct 31 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

As the month draws to a close, let’s take a look at the Opposite World NHL Power Rankings – the top five hockey teams in a strange and wondrous land where up is down, bad is good, and futility is success. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey 5. Edmonton Oilers (4-5-1) Yes, they’ve been on a bit of a roll lately, and they’ve been fun to watch – but the Oilers still haven’t won on the ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 hours ago

The Five Hole: Opposite World power rankings

Oct 31 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

As the month draws to a close, let’s take a look at the Opposite World NHL Power Rankings – the top five hockey teams in a strange and wondrous land where up is down, bad is good, and futility is success. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey 5. Edmonton Oilers (4-5-1) Yes, they’ve been on a bit of a roll lately, and they’ve been fun to watch – but the Oilers still haven’t won on the road, th ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 hours ago

The Five Hole: Opposite World power rankings

Oct 31 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

As the month draws to a close, let’s take a look at the Opposite World NHL Power Rankings – the top five hockey teams in a strange and wondrous land where up is down, bad is good, and futility is success. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey 5. Edmonton Oilers (4-5-1) Yes, they’ve been on a bit of a roll lately, and they’ve been fun to watch – but the Oilers still haven’t won on the road ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 hours ago

The Five Hole: Opposite World power rankings

Oct 31 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

As the month draws to a close, let’s take a look at the Opposite World NHL Power Rankings – the top five hockey teams in a strange and wondrous land where up is down, bad is good, and futility is success. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey 5. Edmonton Oilers (4-5-1) Yes, they’ve been on a bit of a roll lat ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 hours ago

The Five Hole: Opposite World power rankings

Oct 31 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

As the month draws to a close, let’s take a look at the Opposite World NHL Power Rankings – the top five hockey teams in a strange and wondrous land where up is down, bad is good, and futility is success. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey 5. Edmonton Oilers (4-5-1) Yes, they’ve been on a bit of a roll lately, and they’ve been fun to watch – but ...
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NHL scores: Devils defeat shootout demons, Hossa reaches career milestone

Oct 31 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

The Devils and Marian Hossa had wonderful Thursday evenings. New Jersey's long, agonizing and generally confusing local nightmare is over The Devils defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Thursday via the shootout, snapping an 18-game shootout losing streak dating back more than a year. More specifically, it had been 599 days since the Devils last won a shootout. It was the most random and befuddling strea ...
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MacKinnon Scores Twice, Avs Beat Islanders 5-0

Oct 30 2014 10:52pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday nigh ...
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MacKinnon scores two in Avalanche win vs Islanders

Oct 30 2014 10:28pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his goals in the second period, one on a power play — hopping up and down on his skates to celebrate — and the other when he ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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