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MacKinnon’s 13-game point streak breaks Gretzky’s record for an 18-year-old

Mar 7, 2014, 12:41 AM EDT

Nathan MacKinnon is having a special run as an 18-year-old rookie for the Colorado Avalanche. Few things say that better than “breaking one of Wayne Gretzky’s records.”

With a point in his 13th consecutive game, he broke Gretzky’s record streak for an 18-year-old, as “The Great One” scored in 12 straight games. MacKinnon earned some style points, as well, as that point came as he set up Colorado’s overtime game-winner against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday:

The top pick of the 2013 NHL Draft took a humble (and honest) approach to that record after the game:

Still, it was an impressive feat, which Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy acknowledged.

Here’s a look at that 13-game streak:

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The kid might just make it in this league.

  1. slaugin - Mar 7, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Real Deal

  2. cambannedloinstache - Mar 7, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    hot damn

  3. charlieconway96 - Mar 7, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    Doesn’t seem to whine as much as Syd.

    • hockey412 - Mar 7, 2014 at 9:16 AM

      Not the Captain and doesn’t have a mic rammed up his nostril every move he makes. Believe me, all it takes is one honest answer to be twisted by the media so the sheep can flock.

  4. jpelle82 - Mar 7, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    that pick is looking better and better every night. good for the avalanche and their fans.

  5. vbcaps - Mar 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    This kid is going to be great

    When I was 18 I was more worried about getting wasted and chasing tail, I would have much rather been playing a professional sport at this high of a level. Enjoy the ride kid !

  6. zacmelvinmcnutt - Mar 7, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Anyone who doesn’t think this kid should win the calder seriously needs to get their head checked. Nate is pretty much a lock at this point

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