The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

DENVER, Colorado (AFP) – The Colorado Avalanche signed first-overall entry-draft pick Nathan MacKinnon to a three-year contract, the National Hockey League club announced.

MacKinnon joined fellow Canadians Sidney Crosby (2005) and Joe Thornton (1997) as the only 17-year-olds to be drafted first overall in the past 25 years.

This past season the Halifax-born teen led the Mooseheads to both the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League title and their first ever Memorial Cup championship as the top junior hockey team in North America.

MacKinnon was also voted the most valuable player of the Memorial Cup tournament which brings together the top junior teams from the Quebec league, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League.

“His presence brings additional speed and talent to our team,” said Colorado vice-president of operations Joe Sakic.

In 44 regular season games last season with the Mooseheads, MacKinnon had 32 goals and 75 points.

Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

FBI attack suspect Ricky Shiffer, right, and at US Capitol on January 6, 2021

(Reuters) - An armed man who tried to breach the FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday was shot dead by police following a car chase, a gun battle and a standoff in a cornfield northeast of town, officials said.

Police had yet to identify the dead man and during a pair of news briefings declined to comment on his motive. The New York Times and NBC News, citing unnamed sources, identified him as Ricky Shiffer, 42, who may have had extreme right-wing views.

Keep reading... Show less

Donald Trump

Youtube Screenshot

Federal agents were searching for secret documents pertaining to nuclear weapons among other classified materials when they raided former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, according to a new report.

Citing people familiar with the investigation, the Washington Post reported on Thursday night that some of the documents sought by investigators in Trump’s home were related to nuclear and “special access programs,” but didn’t specify if they referred to the U.S. arsenal or another nations' weapons, or whether such documents were found.

Keep reading... Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}