Meet Cale Makar: The college sophomore who scored an NHL playoff goalYahoo SportsApril 16, 2019, 10:03 PM UTCGet to know the newest addition to the Colorado Avalanche, Cale Makar, who made his professional debut during the NHL playoffs and scored his first goal in the first period.First professional goalAt 20 years old, Cale Makar made his professional debut with the Avalanche on April 15, 2019 by scoring his first NHL goal against the Calgary Flames late in the first period of Game 3 of Colorado’s first round matchup at the Pepsi Center in Denver.Hobey Baker AwardOn April 12, 2019, Makar was named the top college hockey player. The Massachusetts sophomore was honored with the Hobey Baker Award.NCAA title lossOn April 13, 2019, Makar and his Minutemen teammates tried to topple Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA championship. The Bulldogs defended the national title with a 3-0 win.Scroll to continue with contentAdAvalanche contractThe day after losing the NCAA championship, Colorado offered Makar a 3-year entry level contract for immediate inclusion on the team.2017 draftMakar entered the 2017 NHL entry draft and was among the top prospects. He was selected 4th overall by the Avalanche.World Junior ChampionshipsMakar led Canada to gold during the 2018 World Junior Championships. Throughout the seven games, he made 3 goals and 8 points and was the only Canadian to make the All-Tournament team.Personal lifeMakar was born in Calgary, Canada to Gary Makar and Laura MacGregor. Cale isn’t the only hockey player in the family. His younger brother Taylor plays in the junior league and his cousin Mark Logan plays for the Rochester Institute of Technology.