Originally written on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 6/30/13
(Via Getty Images) On Sunday afternoon, the Colorado Avalanche made center Nathan MacKinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads the 1st overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. In 44 regular season games with Halifax, MacKinnon scored 32 goals and added 43 assists. The draft’s top player sat down with media after being selected, and you can read the transcript below. Thoughts on going Number 1?  This is unbelievable.  I’ve dreamed about this moment for the majority of my life, and for it to finally come true and to be part of an organization like this is definitely surreal. When did you know?  When you guys found out.  They didn’t tell me to my face that they were going to take me.  Obviously they said it in the media but didn’t want to get my hopes up for anything.  Definitely a little bit more nervous than I expected to be a couple minutes before the draft.  But it all worked out, and this is definitely an unreal moment. When your name was called what did you think about? My family, my dad.  I
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