Nathan MacKinnon is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League, was chosen as the first overall pick by the Avalanche in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. MacKinnon achieved the pinnacle of success by securing the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 2022.
Age: 28 years
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 91 kg
Full name: Nathan Raymond MacKinnon
Born: 1 September 1995
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Profession: Canadian ice hockey centre
Nathan MacKinnon’s parents are Graham MacKinnon and Kathy MacKinnon. MacKinnon was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia.
Nathan MacKinnon has an older sister named Sarah.
Nathan MacKinnon revealed that he has maintained a committed relationship with Instagram model and influencer Charlotte Walker for more than five years. Despite their public profiles, the couple managed to keep their romance confidential until this point.
As a youth player under the age of 11, MacKinnon amassed 200 points in 50 games. Between the ages of 12 and 13, he competed for the Cole Harbour Red Wings in the Bantam AAA league, achieving impressive seasons with point totals of 110 and 145, respectively. Following these two seasons, MacKinnon made the decision to enroll at Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota. Opting to leave his hometown, he chose the Minnesota boarding school due to the strength of its ice hockey program. In his inaugural season at Shattuck-Saint Mary’s, playing with the Bantam Tier I program, MacKinnon scored 101 points in 58 games, securing the second spot in team scoring.
Heading into the 2011 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Draft, MacKinnon was widely recognized as the frontrunner to be selected first overall and held the top spot in the rankings by QMJHL Central Scouting as the best available player. On June 4, 2011, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar chose MacKinnon as the first overall pick in the 2011 QMJHL Draft. However, on July 13, 2011, MacKinnon’s rights were traded to the Halifax Mooseheads in exchange for Carl Gélinas, Francis Turbide, the Mooseheads’ first-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013, and the Quebec Remparts’ first-round draft pick in 2013, previously acquired by Halifax.
Leading up to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft on June 24, 2013, the Colorado Avalanche, under head coach Patrick Roy, who owned the first overall selection, publicly expressed their intention to select MacKinnon, despite widespread speculation that they might choose defenseman Seth Jones. Roy mentioned to ESPN The Magazine, “It would be tough for us not to take MacKinnon,” and he did not rule out the possibility of trading the pick. On June 26, 2013, Avalanche Director of Amateur Scouting Richard Pracey confirmed during a conference call that the team was leaning towards selecting MacKinnon. As anticipated, on June 30, 2013, the Avalanche used their first overall pick in the draft to select Nathan MacKinnon.
MacKinnon’s initial involvement with Hockey Canada occurred when he joined the Canada Atlantic team for the 2011 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, showcasing remarkable skills as the second-youngest player. He scored five goals and eight points in five games, securing seventh place in tournament scoring. In 2012, he reprised his role for the Canada Atlantic team in the World U-17 Hockey Challenge.
In 2013, MacKinnon was selected for Team Canada at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. In the 2015 World Championships, he played a pivotal role as Canada clinched the gold medal with a perfect 10-0 record, contributing 4 goals and 5 assists. MacKinnon joined Team North America for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and later, in 2017, he represented Team Canada at the IIHF World Championship, leading in team points and aiding Canada in securing a silver medal.
Nathan MacKinnon, Acting Career
MacKinnon has made recurring appearances on the Canadian TV show “Mr. D,” playing a fictionalized version of himself. He also appeared in “Trailer Park Boys” and returned for a voice acting role in “Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series.” Additionally, MacKinnon, alongside Sidney Crosby, featured in Tim Hortons commercials on YouTube. Throughout his career, he has sought inspiration from Crosby, including during the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Nathan MacKinnon Contract
MacKinnon signed his first NHL contract, a three-year entry-level deal with the Avalanche, on July 9, 2013. He made his NHL debut on October 2, 2013, and during his rookie season, he set records, including being the youngest player to record back-to-back two-goal games and having the longest scoring streak by an 18-year-old in NHL history. On June 24, 2014, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year.
On July 8, 2016, as a restricted free agent, MacKinnon re-signed with the Avalanche, agreeing to a seven-year, $44.1 million contract. On September 20, 2022, he signed an eight-year, $100.8 million contract extension with the Avalanche, with an average annual value of $12.6 million, making it the highest in league history.
Nathan MacKinnon, Net Worth
Nathan MacKinnon is believed to have a net worth of approximately $30 million.
Latest News about Nathan MacKinnon
Sizzling Nathan MacKinnon Sparks Avalanche Charge against Coyotes
After a disappointing performance by the Colorado Avalanche at Chicago on Tuesday, defenseman Devon Toews called out unnamed teammates, although it’s unlikely he was referring to Nathan MacKinnon.
MacKinnon has been exceptional in the past month, making Thursday night a historic display of his dominance. He became the first Avalanche player to score four goals in one game since the team moved to Denver in 1995, and his 17-game point streak is the longest current one in the NHL.
Saturday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes is the last before the holiday break, but MacKinnon, with 10 goals and 14 assists in December, seems unlikely to be mentally on vacation. He has a point in all 17 home games this season and has recorded at least one point in 23 of the past 25 games.
Teammate Mikko Rantanen praised MacKinnon’s well-rounded game, describing him as playing a “200-foot game” and being a joy to watch. Despite a tough challenge from Ottawa on Thursday, MacKinnon’s five points proved crucial in avoiding back-to-back losses. Additionally, the Avalanche received positive news as defenseman Sam Girard was cleared to practice with the team after participating in the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program’s follow-up phase.