29 Nathan MacKinnon
2015-2016 Twentieth Season
Reebok Airknit. Set 3. Neck tagging 56.
Colorado Registration No.041629
This jersey is from the third set of home jerseys from the Avalanche's 20th Anniversary season. The 20th Anniversary patch is sewn on the right chest, and the Colorado "C" logos (new this year) are sewn to both shoulders. This jersey shows lighter overall wear, but has some distinctive marks. The crest shows several black marks, with a large vertical mark in the burgundy of the "A". Both lower sleeves show a number of small burns, snags, and a couple of small tears. The right sleeve number has a black scuff in the "9". The body also displays a few random darker marks that are somewhat difficult to see in the dark fabric, including one near the right of the nameplate. According to the team, this set of jerseys was worn from January 6 to April 1, 2016, and accounts for 11 games for Nathan MacKinnon specifically. The maufacturer's tag in the collar is marked with "II", presumably to designate the second of multiple jerseys worn by MacKinnon within the set. The jersey is accompanied by the Avalanche COA.
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A star from an early age, Nathan MacKinnon recorded 145 points for the Cole Harbour Red Wings (Bantam AAA) in just 35 games in 2008-09. From there he would enroll at Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota, a school attended previously by fellow Nova Scotian Sidney Crosby. MacKinnon would spend two successful seasons at Shattuck-Saint Mary's before making his major junior debut in the QMJHL.
Widely regarded as the best player available, Mackinnon was selected first overall in the 2011 QMJHL draft by the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. MacKinnon, however, does not speak French and for that reason was apprehensive about joining the club. One month later Baie-Comeau came to terms on a trade that would send MacKinnon to his hometown Halifax Mooseheads.
In his first season with the Mooseheads, MacKinnon would produce an impressive 78 points in just 58 games. The following year would be more of the same for the crafty centerman. In 44 games he would tally 32 goals and 43 assists, for 74 points. The season would culminate with the Mooseheads capturing junior hockey's greatest prize, the Memorial Cup, with MacKinnon earning the Ed Chynoweth Trophy as the tournament's top scorer and the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player.
Leading up to the 2013 NHL draft, MacKinnon was once again the consensus best player available and was selected first overall by the Colorado Avalanche. He would make his NHL debut for the Avalanche on October 2, 2013, the youngest player ever to do so for the Avalanche. He picked up a pair of assists in a 6-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. MacKinnon would go on to record 24 goals, 39 assists and 63 points during the 2013-14 season, all tops for first-year NHL players. At year's end he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.
Center - Shoots right
Born: September 1, 1995 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
6-0, 195 lbs.
Colorado's first selection (1st overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
- QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2013)
- Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2013)
- Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup - Leading Scorer) (2013)
- Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (2013)
- NHL All-Rookie Team (2014)
- Calder Memorial Trophy (2014)