Entries with the tag: nathan mackinnon
It’s always fun for hockey fans to keep track of a hot prospect. It’s even more enjoyable when the prospect is being compared to Sidney Crosby.
Almost everyone will agree it’s unfair to compare a 16-year-old teenager to an established NHL superstar. But it’s difficult to ignore the fact that Nathan MacKinnon is from the same hometown as Crosby (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia), played at the same Minnesota prep school (Shattuck St. Mary’s), and is projected to be the number one pick in the 2013 NHL draft, as Crosby was in ‘05.
Now playing junior hockey for the Halifax Mooseheads, MacKinnon is a tremendous talent. Scouts rave about how quickly he reaches top speed. At 5-foot-11, 179 pounds, MacKinnon isn’t afraid to go into the corners and play in the trenches, and he’s only going to get bigger.