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Video: Avalanche rookie MacKinnon registers first career three-point game

Feb 1, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Nathan MacKinnon has achieved a pair of milestones in his young career during today’s game against the Buffalo Sabres.

The 18-year-old MacKinnon, the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, scored his 20th goal of the season in the second period, snapping a wrist shot past Ryan Miller. Worth noting the goal was set up on a nice rush from defenseman Erik Johnson.

The goal also gave MacKinnon three points in the game – a career high for him so far, according to the Avalanche. Probably not the last time this will happen, either.


  1. charlieconway96 - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    He’s definitely got my ever so important vote for rookie of the year. Really fun player to watch.

    • stepanup - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:38 PM

      Make him make the first move Conway!

      • charlieconway96 - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:18 PM

        Wait, I thought this was a Sadie Hawkins sort of deal???

  2. djshnooks - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Way to accumulate meaningless points last year that ruined your chance at this kid, Buffalo. Hopefully you learned your lesson and don’t do this again and miss out on Reinhart and/or Mcdavid.

  3. opattytheirishrover - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Don’t tip your hand before the big dance Conway! This kid though…something else. Wow.

  4. opattytheirishrover - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Oh it tis! Must be new at this…you gotta throw a curveball to keep em off balance…lean towards Frederick Anderson, then at the last minute spring towards McKinnon…works 88.5% of the time. Patience my good friend

  5. Plumber 65 - Feb 1, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    This kid not only has wheels and hands. He’s sees the the the ice so damn good. The Avs have a good future with their your talent!!!!

  6. avfanforlife - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    I admit that I was leaning towards the “Seth Jones 1st Pick” side of the fence, but boy am I glad I’m not the AV’s GM in charge of hockey operations! In my defense, I never saw him play before and our D was absolutely terrible last year.
    This kid is getting better and better every week it seems, and man can he FLY!

  7. zacmelvinmcnutt - Feb 2, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    This kid is a lock for the calder trophy, anyone who thinks otherwise is smoking something

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