Nathan Mackinnon appeared in just over three quarters of Colorado's games this year and narrowly missed his career-low which he held in 2015-16 at 64. The Avalanche super-star had 32 goals, 56 assists, a plus-22 rating (tied career-best), 42 PIMs, 27 power play points, 299 shots, 68 hits and 39 blocks.
Mackinnon racked up the assists early this year and was shy in the goal column, only accounting for ten goals leading up to February 15th. He picked up the pace to close out the season by netting 22 for the Avs and continues to be a key piece for Colorado at center. He is a driving force on the power play and has nearly unmatched speed and quickness in his game. He has also added an element of toughness this year as he's dropped the mitts on more than one occasion when the bell rings. He will be on the top line accompanied by captain Gabriel Landeskog and star winger Mikko Rantanen for the foreseeable future on a team that is poised to see the post-season regularly in the up coming years. You won't be able to get him outside of the first round, or the top five picks for that matter.