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Colorado Avalanche select Nathan MacKinnon with the No. 1 overall pick

3:25 PM, Jun 30, 2013   |    comments
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Video: NHL Draft FIRST PICK Nathan MacKinnon

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30: Nathan Mackinnon puts on his jersey after being selected number one over all in the first round by the Colorado Avalanche during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

KUSA- The Colorado Avalanche select Nathan MacKinnon with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

MacKinnon is a center who helped lead Canada to the gold medal in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and he was also named the most valuable player of that tournament. He has drawn comparisons to fellow Nova Scotia native Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Colorado drafted Gabriel Landeskog with the No. 2 overall pick in 2011 and Matt Duchene with the No. 3 pick in 2009. 

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