Friday, July 22, 2016

Colorado Avalanche Sign MacKinnon to Seven-Year Contract

An experienced physical trainer, Alexander Garbiso owns and operates Mile High Nutrition and Fitness in Denver. Outside of his professional activities, Alexander Garbiso enjoys cheering on local professional sports teams the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche.

The Colorado Avalanche recently signed restricted free agent Nathan MacKinnon to a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $44.1 million. MacKinnon, a 6-foot, 195-pound center from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was selected by the Avalanche with the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and has spent his entire professional career in Colorado.

In three years with the Avalanche, MacKinnon has scored 59 goals and racked up 94 assists for a total of 153 points. Last season, the 20-year-old finished with 21 goals and 52 points before being sidelined with a knee injury after 72 games. By signing the new contract, MacKinnon becomes the Avalanche’s highest-paid player and secures a spot on the team through the 2022-23 season.