Nathan MacKinnon in action, leading the NHL rankings, showcasing skill and determination on the ice
Explore Nathan MacKinnon's ascent to NHL's top player, surpassing Crosby and McDavid. Get insights on his performance and NHL updates

In a monumental shift within the NHL’s pantheon of greats, Nathan MacKinnon has been crowned TSN’s mid-season number one player, marking a seismic change in a league long dominated by Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid.

The Colorado Avalanche’s center has not just entered this elite echelon; he has thundered into it, backed by a scorching 13-game point streak and a staggering accumulation of 84 points in 49 games. This feat isn’t just about numbers; it’s about the manner in which MacKinnon has orchestrated his game – a blend of burning intensity and an almost artistic finesse on ice, reminiscent of the legendary Rocket Richard.

MacKinnon’s Rise to the Top in NHL Rankings This Season

MacKinnon’s ascent is no small feat, considering he’s outshone stars like Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov, who himself has notched up an impressive 85 points. While Kucherov plays with an effortless grace, MacKinnon combines his skill with an unrelenting drive, making him a force to be reckoned with on the ice.

This intensity, coupled with his point-per-game pace, has not only captivated fans and analysts but also swayed the opinions of TSN experts, who awarded him seven out of ten first-place votes, edging out the formidable Connor McDavid.

Historically, this is a significant moment. The NHL, which once used frozen horse manure as pucks, has seen its fair share of dynasties and legends. Sidney Crosby held the mantle of the top player for seven consecutive years, a title passed on to McDavid for the next seven. But now, it’s MacKinnon who’s rewriting the script, challenging the status quo with every game he plays.

Top 25 Players This Season So Far

PlayerPosOctober RankGP GAPTS
1. Nathan MacKinnon, ColC349315384
2. Connor McDavid, EdmC143204767
3. Nikita Kucherov, TBRW849325385
4. Auston Matthews, TorC546401858
5. Cale Makar, ColRD444124658
6. Quinn Hughes, VanLD3449125062
7. David Pastrnak, BosRW749333972
8. Mikko Rantanen, ColRW1049273966
9. Connor Hellebuyck, WpgG43352.20.9242
10. Elias Pettersson, VanC1549273764
11. Sidney Crosby, PitC1346272350
12. J.T. Miller, VanC/LW49214667
13. Artemi Panarin, NYRLW3049303666
14. Leon Draisaitl, EdmC245233457
15. Sam Reinhart, FlaC49372562
16. William Nylander, TorLW4047233861
17. Zach Hyman, EdmLW44301747
18. Thatcher Demko, VanG352.44.9205
19. Jack Hughes, NJC932153045
20. Sebastian Aho, CarC3545173754
21. Brayden Point, TBC1750252954
22. Noah Dobson, NYID4964652
23. Victor Hedman, TBLD234894150
24. Mitch Marner, TorRW1447203353
25. Matthew Tkachuk, FlaLW/RW649163551

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