Found July 09, 2013 on
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The Colorado Avalanche have come to terms with 2013 first overall pick, Nathan MacKinnon. The deal is his entry-level contract: worth 3.755 million dollars a year for the next three years. It is widely believed MacKinnon will start out this season as the Colorado Avalanche's third line center and go up the lineup as needed. MacKinnon has the skill become an NHL superstar. Here is a taste of what fans can expect:
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DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Nathan MacKinnon to a three-year, entry-level contract.
"We are happy to have Nathan under contract and anxious to see him at training camp," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. "His presence will bring additional speed and talent...
No bluff here.
The Colorado Avalanche stuck with its word and selected prized center Nathan MacKinnon with the first pick in 2013 NHL Entry Draft on Sunday, putting to rest any suspicion the Avs would take defenseman Seth Jones. Jones ended up sliding to Nashville as the fourth pick.
Selecting MacKinnon solidifies a young core of forwards for the Avalanche. MacKinnon joins...