Matt Duchene
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Matt Duchene

Hometown:

Peterborough Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-01-16

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

1st round (3rd overall), 2009

Weight:

198 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2007-08: In his first season with the Battalion (OHL), Matt Duchene netted 30 goals and 50 points through 64 games. He also competed with the Canadian National U18 squad, netting five goals and eight points, as well as a Gold Medal, at the WJC-18.

2008-09: Brampton Battalion (OHL) center Duchene tallied 31 goals and 79 points through 57 games this season, racking up another 26 points (14g+12a) in 21 postseason matches with the squad. He was awarded the Bobby Smith Trophy as the OHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year. He’ll be back with Brampton next season.

 

Talent Analysis

A complete player, along the lines of a Steve Yzerman.  Duchene has impressive speed and checking ability, and this year he showed that he has outstanding hands and can come through the clutch.   Duchene has solid, but not outstanding, size at 5'11", but it's his ability to play positionally sound hockey complemented by excellent speed that makes him an all-around threat on the ice.

 

The 2009 NHL Draft produced core pieces for the Colorado Avalanche

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Matt Duchene - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Drafted third overall in 2009, Avalanche center Matt Duchene has developed into one of the most electric offensive players in the NHL (courtesy of Russell Lansford/Icon SMI)

It is safe to say that the 2008-09 season was a season Colorado Avalanche fans would much rather forget. Not only did their 32-45-5 record leave them in last place in the Western Conference, but 27th overall in the NHL as well.

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