A rookie center from Nova Scotia has put the National Hockey League on notice in the first month of his career.
Eight years ago, an 18-year-old Sidney Crosby scored 10 points (two goals, eight assists) through the first eight games of his rookie season. Similarly, the first pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, Nathan MacKinnon, has scored seven points (one goal, six assists) in his first eight games with the Colorado Avalanche.
The comparisons between the Nova Scotia natives are natural and will be put on display for the first time when the Avalanche travel to face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2).