Nathan started playing ice hockey at an early age of 11, where he played in the minor ice hockey system of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. Following this, he played in several school level tournament, however, it was only after his performance in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he gained recognization and was ranked as the best available player by QMJHL Central Scouting. Following his recognization, Nathan began his professional career in 2013 and signed a three years contract with NHL. He made his international debut playing in the 2011 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg, Manitoba as the second youngest player of the team.
Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he is a white-Canadian player and is unmarried at the age of 21. However, the player is currently in a relationship with Venessa Morgan, an American actress. Moving on to the economic aspect of the player, his salary has distinctively increased in recent days reaching the annual salary of $5000000 as in 2017. He has recently signed a seven years contract with NHL, that is about to pay him $6850000 by the end of 2022.