Latest Nathan MacKinnon News

Avalanche promote Sakic to president of hockey operations

Jul. 11, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic's title has changed. His task has not: Keep the Colorado Avalanche at the summit of hockey. The Stanley Cup champion Avalanche promoted Sakic on Monday to president of hockey operations, which means he no longer deals with the day-to-day general manager...

Gaudreau, Kadri among players to watch in NHL free agency

Jul. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The top players expected to be available in NHL free agency include an MVP candidate who might have the chance to go home and a veteran who flipped his old playoff script to become a Stanley Cup champion. Each had a career year at the perfect time. Calgary Flames...

Who's No. 1? Uncertainty surrounding top pick at NHL draft

Jul. 06, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Rather than tip his hand on who the Montreal Canadiens plan to select with the first pick in the NHL draft, general manager Kent Hughes joked they’ll end up with all three of Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley. If the Canadiens want to make a splash,...

Avs start moves toward defending title, bring back Cogliano

Jul. 05, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup championship celebrations are quieting down for the Colorado Avalanche. Time to get down to the business of defending their title. Colorado's first big move in what's sure to be a busy offseason was re-signing veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to a...

Parade of champs: Avs live it up as they celebrate Cup title

Jun. 30, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — There was Nathan MacKinnon jumping off the fire truck so he could walk the streets and shake hands with the swarm of Avalanche fans. Later, Erik Johnson took the stage and got the crowd to participate in a giant sing-along to the team’s adopted anthem, “All The...

After parade, work begins for Avs in bid to repeat as champs

Jun. 29, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri will be jubilantly waving to the fans at the parade Thursday through the streets of Denver. Possibly waving goodbye, too. Some tough decisions loom for the Colorado Avalanche after dethroning the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup...

Mile High magic: Avs add to Denver's title town run on ice

Jun. 29, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — How's this for a hat trick: The Mile High City is now home to the Stanley Cup, NCAA and national high school hockey champions. There must be something in the (frozen) water around Denver, right? “More the elevation than the water,” cracked...

Avalanche, Lightning show importance of making smart trades

Jun. 27, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In a copycat league known for following the Stanley Cup champions, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog paused when asked what other teams could do to emulate their success. With a grin, Landeskog replied: “Find a Cale Makar somewhere.” ...

MacKinnon shines in clinching win, helps Avs win Stanley Cup

Jun. 27, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano shouted at Nathan MacKinnon in the midst of the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup celebration. “87!” he bellowed. It was a reference to the final two numbers of MacKinnon’s hotel room, which Colorado’s star forward thought...

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

Jun. 27, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic was so busy relishing and reminiscing that he nearly missed the team photo with the Stanley Cup before racing over just in time to join the on-ice celebration at Amalie Arena. The general manager of the Colorado Avalanche joined fellow Denver icon John Elway...