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Nathan MacKinnon
North American Skater
Halifax, QMJHL
Final Rank:  2 Midterm Rank:  2
Position:  Center Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  182
Born:  September 1, 1995 Hometown:  Cole Harbour, NS
Birthplace:  Halifax, NS, CAN
• En route to winning the 2013 Memorial Cup, MacKinnon led the tournament in scoring with 13 points (7-6--13), including a hat trick in the championship game. He was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and named to the All-Star Team.

• MacKinnon recorded 75 points (32-43--75) in 44 games this season, including a team-leading seven game-winning goals. His 1.70 points per game in 2012-13 ranked fourth overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

• He represented Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, as one of three draft-eligible players on the roster. MacKinnon won gold at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, tallying six goals in five games, including a hat trick in the gold-medal game against Finland.

• In 2011-12, his first season in the QMJHL, MacKinnon recorded 31 goals, 78 points and a +11 rating – his 47 assists also led all first-year QMJHL players. He finished second, to Mikhail Grigorenko (the 12th overall selection in the 2012 NHL Draft), in voting for the QMJHL Rookie of the Year award.

• MacKinnon hails from Cole Harbour, N.S., (population approx. 20,000), the same hometown as Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. In 2008, he helped his Cole Harbour bantam team win the Atlantic AAA Championship.

• He recorded almost two points per game while attending Shattuck-St. Mary’s (2009-10 and 2010-11), posting 194 points (99-95--194) in 98 games over two seasons. Shattuck-St. Mary’s has produced 49 NHL Draft selections since Joe Corvo was taken 83rd overall in 1997 – the list of alumni includes Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Minnesota’s Zach Parise and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews.

NEWS

COACH SAYS MACKINNON STOOD OUT AT YOUNG AGE (click here)

NATHAN MACKINNON DRAFT BLOG (click here)

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS BANTAM TIER 1
HIGH-MN
58
54
47
101
56
2010-2011
SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS U16
HIGH-MN
40
45
48
93
72
2011-2012
HALIFAX
QMJHL
58
31
47
78
45
2012-2013
CAN (2013 IIHF World Junior Championship)
ITLTOUR
6
0
1
1
4
2012-2013
HALIFAX
QMJHL
44
32
43
75
45




STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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