Colorado Avalanche: Top 10 Moments of 2015

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#5: Nathan MacKinnon Earns Two Hat Tricks

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Dec 1, 2015; Newark, NJ, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) plays the puck along the boards during the first period of their game against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports /

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon just looks like he’s having a tough calendar year. True, he’s had some scoring droughts, lost his landlord (Max Talbot trade) and missed the last part of the season due to a foot injury.

However, Nathan MacKinnon earned his first career hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Pepsi Center on February 22, 2015:

Ten months later he decided to try out hat tricks on the road, scoring one against the San Jose Sharks:

Something about warm locales and beaches must really heat MacKinnon up. Naturally, we’re all looking forward to more of the same.

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