Calder Trophy

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Ducks defeated the Avalanche 2-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NHL’s Fastest Skater? Maybe Avalanche’s MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon, last year’s Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year with 24 goals and 39 assists, might be the best combination of speed and skill since Pavel Bure.

10/13/2014

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

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.

06/24/2014

Goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche observes the national anthem prior to facing the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014, in Denver.  (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs In Running For Awards After Surprising Season

The Colorado Avalanche could be wearing out the red carpet at the NHL awards show next week with all the players they have up for honors.

06/20/2014

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates a second-period goal by teammate John Mitchell (not pictured) to take a 1-0 lead over the Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center on March 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MacKinnon Named A Finalist For Calder Trophy

The Colorado Avalanche’s sensational rookie Nathan MacKinnon was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy on Wednesday.

04/23/2014

Ryan Wilson of the Colorado Avalanche tries to get off a shot against goalie Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center on January 22, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs Rally In 3rd Period For 3-1 Win Over Kings

Gabriel Landeskog and David Jones scored 1:35 apart in the final period to help Colorado rally for a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in their home opener of the shortened NHL season.

01/23/2013

Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche shoots against the against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Landeskog Replaces Hejduk As Avalanche Captain

Gabriel Landeskog is replacing Milan Hejduk as the captain of the Colorado Avalanche.

09/04/2012

Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche shoots against the against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Colorado Avalanche’s Landeskog Wins Calder Trophy

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.

06/20/2012

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