Nathan MacKinnon reaches 700 career points for Colorado Avalanche

In the first period of the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals game Tuesday, Avs star Nathan MacKinnon reached a tremendous milestone for his career. MacKinnon, who is just 27 years old, has reached 700 points on his career.

The point came as an assist to an Arturri Lehkonen goal that put the Avalanche ahead 1-0.

MacKinnon has been one of the best forwards in the league for quite some time now. He was drafted first overall in the 2013 NHL Draft and has been nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, MacKinnon has been dealing with injuries this season, including taking a hit that appeared to have injured his hip.

He missed several games due to that injury.

From 2017 through 2020, MacKinnon recorded three-straight seasons in which he passed 90 season points. In 2018-19, he played in all 82 regular season games.

MacKinnon still has a ways to go before he enters the top-5 in career points in Colorado Avalanche history. While he did reach 700 on Tuesday, to enter top-5, he would have to get 55 more points, which would tie Peter Forsberg and 105 to tie Milan Hejduk.

Regardless, MacKinnon has been an absolute stud for the Colorado Avalanche and is one of the true leaders of this team. When it is all said and done, MacKinnon will be a top player in team history, period; not just in recent memory. I have no doubt about that.

On the season, MacKinnon is 23rd in the league with 51 points, including 13 goals and 38 assists. He is tied for third on the team with Cale Makar in terms of goals and leads the team in the assists category.

Recently, Nathan MacKinnon was named to the All-Star game. He will now join Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar as the Avalanche representatives, which is a tremendous turnout in my opinion.

Eyes are set on trying to get things back on track and having the Colorado Avalanche on a huge win streak that will put them higher in the standings. Right now, the team is third in the Central following Tuesday night’s win.