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Roy Named NHL Coach Of The Year, MacKinnon Takes Top Rookie Honors

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DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Colorado coach Patrick Roy won the Adams Award, while Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon became the youngest player to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.

Patrick Roy of the Coloradao Avalanche poses after winning the Jack Adams Award during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Patrick Roy of the Coloradao Avalanche poses after winning the Jack Adams Award during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Roy was chosen the NHL’s top coach in his first season behind the Colorado bench. The Hall of Fame goalie led the Avalanche from 29th place in the overall league standings to third this season, going 52-22-8 and winning the Central Division.

Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche poses after winning the Calder Memorial Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche poses after winning the Calder Memorial Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MacKinnon was a runaway winner of the Calder, receiving 130 of the 137 first-place votes. The No. 1 overall pick doesn’t turn 19 until Sept. 1, beating Carolina’s Jeff Skinner in 2011 as the youngest player to claim the trophy.

“I would like to thank the organization, coaching staff and teammates,” MacKinnon said after accepting the honor. “The success of me is due to them, so (I’m) very grateful for that as well as my family for supporting me ever since I can remember, so thank you.”

MacKinnon joins Gabriel Landeskog as the second Avs player in the last three years to win the Calder Trophy.

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