Nathan MacKinnon Sets Avalanche Franchise Record With by Reaching 140 Points

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon
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Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon made franchise history during the team's regular season finale, becoming the team's all-time leader for points in a single season with 140.

MacKinnon registered his record-tying 139th point early into the first period against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, an assist on a goal from Mikko Rantanen, and he broke the record about two minutes later with another apple, this one setting up a Valeri Nichushkin goal for this 140th point.

MacKinnon's 140 point-season breaks the franchise record previously held by Hall of Famer Peter Stastny, when he recorded 139 points—46 goals and 93 assists—during the 1981–82 season.

Stastny, who remains the franchise's all-time single-season assist leader (93), finished fourth in Hart Trophy voting that year, an award MacKinnon is in the running to win this season.

The 28-year-old has 51 goals and 89 assists on the season, both of which surpass his previous career highs. He'll finish shy of Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov for the 2023–24 season's points lead, however, as Kucherov registered 144.


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