Colorado's MacKinnon receives Calder Trophy
06/24/2014 7:48 PM
06/24/2014 7:53 PM
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Dynamic Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was voted the winner of the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.
MacKinnon, the youngest player ever to be awarded, led all first-year players with 63 points and 39 assists, while tying for the top spot with 24 goals.
The first overall pick of the 2013 draft also had a 13-game point streak to top Wayne Gretzky's mark of 12 consecutive games with a point by a player aged 18-or-younger. Thanks to that effort, the Nova Scotia native became the second Avalanche player to claim the award in three seasons, following 2012 winner Gabriel Landeskog.
MacKinnon was selected ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat.
Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau was deemed the league's best rookie in 2013.
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