By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
The Canadian Press
When Nathan Mackinnon has some down time he likes to play the “Grand Slam” tennis video game. He always takes on the role as Roger Federer.
“He never breaks a sweat,” said Mackinnon, projected to be the 1st player taken in the NHL draft later this month. “He shows great composure and is a fierce competitor.”
Much like Federer, Mackinnon shows great composure, always seems to be in control of the situation, hates losing and is a star in his sport.
“I think I’ve had a good season and proved to the teams I can be the first overall pick,” said Mackinnon from the NHL scouting combine.
The Colorado Avalanche hold the 1st pick and with Patrick Roy – who watched Mackinnon while coaching Quebec in the Quebec Major Junior hockey League – having a say in who the Avs pick, Mackinnon is intrigued at the possibility of playing for the hall of fame goaltender.
“He has a very competitive nature and I think I have that too, so I think it’d go real