What Nathan MacKinnon's new contract means for the Avalanche, other NHL superstars like Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid

Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon signed the richest contract for the NHL salary cap era on Tuesday, agreeing to an eight-year contract extension worth $100.8 million. That's an average annual value of $12.6 million for the 27-year-old center, higher than that of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid or anyone else in the NHL.

It's a contract that will have an impact on the Avalanche roster and future NHL contracts for superstars like Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Here's a look at the MacKinnon Effect after this blockbuster deal.