Nathan MacKinnon has been the clear cut candidate for the Calder Trophy this year and his last performance saw him break a record previously held by the great Wayne Gretzky.
MacKinnon helped his team get the victory last night against the Detroit Red Wings by assisting on a goal in overtime that saw the Avalanche win the game.
This assist marks the 13th-straight game that MacKinnon has gotten a point. Breaking the record for point streak by an 18 year old, previously held by Wayne Gretzky. Quite impressive.
When asked about his new record, MacKinnon said, "It's pretty cool, I want to be as consistent as possible. He probably doubled my point total in those games."
Gretzky had 157 points in his rookie season. So far, MacKinnon has 50 points in 63 games so it doesn't look like he will beat that - but he has still been very impressive nonetheless.
MacKinnon has been the number one candidate for the Calder Trophy since Tomas Hertl went down with an injury early in the season.
MacKinnon obviously has a bright career ahead of him after breaking Gretzky's record.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: https://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms