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.
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.