DENVER (CBS4) – Forward Nathan MacKinnon is headed to the NHL All-Star Game for the second straight season.

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Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche advances the puck on Nov. 16, 2017 in Denver. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The 22-year-old leads the Colorado Avalanche and is tied for second in the NHL with 52 points.

The last Avalanche player to make it to back-to-back All-Star Games was Joe Sakic.

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Nathan MacKinnon of Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring on Nov. 10, 2017 in Stockholm. (credit: Nils Petter Nilsson/Ombrello/Getty Images)

The 2018 NHL All-Star Game is scheduled to take place on Jan. 28 in Tampa, Florida.

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