Found August 12, 2013 on The Hockey House:
Overview: Nathan MacKinnon is a 6’0, 183lb center from Halifax, Nova Scotia who’s in the Colorado Avalanche organization. The Avs drafted MacKinnon #1 overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. MacKinnon’s success has been well documented. Playing for the Cole Harbour (sound familiar) Red Wings Bantam AAA team, MacKinnon totaled a staggering 255 points in 85 games over two seasons. [...]

Nathan MacKinnon’s new number: 29

Well I guess Eric Messier won’t be getting his number retired and I guess Matt Hunwick didn’t want to give up No. 22. While I don’t know for sure about the latter Nathan MacKinnon will not wear his former number 22 – currently worn by Hunwick – with the Avalanche his rookie season. MacKinnon announced on his Twitter feed today that he’ll wear No. 29. The last Avs player...

Avalanche to retire Adam Foote’s #2

From the Colorado Avalanche: The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization will retire former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote’s number 52 jersey on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. The Avalanche will raise Foote’s No. 52 to the rafters prior to the game against the Montreal Canadiens at Pepsi Center (8:00 p.m. puck drop). Details on the ceremony will be...

Avs' O'Reilly ready for challenge of playing left wing

The arrival of No. 1 draft choice Nathan MacKinnon created a logjam at center for the Colorado Avalanche -- one that new coach Patrick Roy said last month will be resolved by moving Ryan O'Reilly to left wing. The change in position is OK with O'Reilly who had six goals and 20 points in 29 games last season. He missed more than a month of the season before re-signing with...

Ryan O’Reilly talks about moving to left wing with the Avalanche

What was your reaction to Patrick Roy saying you’ll move from center to left wing: “I’m excited about it. I’m looking at it as a good new challenge for me. I mean I’ll be playing with two great players (Matt Duchene at center and P.A. Parenteau at right wing). I’ve played on the wing before with Canada in the World Championships (skating with Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal...
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