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Matt Duchene | Center

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
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Matt Duchene took full-responsibility for Colorado's 3-2 loss in Montreal on Saturday night.
Duchene scored a goal and has 10 shots on goal, but still felt he could have done more offensively. "I'll take 100 percent responsibility," said Duchene. "I got one (goal) at the end there but I should have had more. More than one has to go in for me tonight. I take full responsibility. My job is to score and make plays and help this team win. Carey Price played well but I have to be looser around the net." Duchene has two goals and three points in six games this season. Oct 19 - 10:14 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Matt Duchene tipped-in a goal for the Avs, but it wasn’t enough in their 3-2 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Duchene was all over the place in this game, getting 10 shots on goal in the victory. He now has two goals and three points on the season, but if he keeps staying around the puck like he had in this one, the production should come. Alex Tanguay potted the other marker. John Mitchell, Jarome Iginla and Tyson Barrie had the helpers.
Oct 18 - 10:26 PM

Matt Duchene scored this first goal of the season in Colorado's 3-2 OT loss to Toronto on Tuesday.

"The first seems like it's always the hardest to get every year," Duchene said of his goal. "For me, goal scoring is usually something that takes me four, five games to get going. I know I'll continue to get great chances, playing with great players." Duchene was playing on a line with Jarome Iginla and Ryan O'Reilly and it clicked well in notching both the goals for the Avs. O'Reilly scored the other goal while Iginla notched an assist on Duchene's goal.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 15 - 3:35 AM

Colorado coach Patrick Roy has shuffled his forward lines for Saturday night's return game against Minnesota after a terrible 5-0 showing in the team's season opener.

Matt Duchene will be promoted to the top line to play alongside Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla, while Gabriel Landeskog will move to the second unit to play wing alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Alex Tanguay. The top six Colorado forwards are all very good, so how Roy mixes and matches them should have little impact on their respective fantasy values.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 11 - 12:24 PM

Matt Duchene scored for the Avalanche who defeated the Kings 3-2 in the shootout on Saturday night.

Duchene should once again be a solid source of assists, with the ability to score close to 30 goals. Dennis Everberg got the other goal. Semyon Varlamov set aside 20 shots in the win.
Oct 5 - 2:15 AM

Matt Duchene led the Avalanche in points versus Montreal as he assisted on both Colorado goals.

Both goals were scored on the power play and Duchene was the primary assister on each of them. He had a career high 47 assists last year as he racked up 70 points in 71 games.
Sep 26 - 10:58 PM

Matt Duchene recorded two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Minnesota.

The defeat ended the Avs' season in Game 7 of the opening round of the playoffs. Duchene played in the last two games of the series after sitting out for nearly a month due to an MCL injury and he picked up three helpers.
May 1 - 11:32 AM

Matt Duchene will start Game 7 on a line with Ryan O'Reilly and P.A. Parenteau.

Duchene returned to the Avalanche's lineup in Game 6 after missing nearly a month due to an MCL injury. He began the game on the fourth line, but ended up logging 18:52 minutes.
Apr 29 - 3:10 PM

Matt Duchene registered an assist and logged 18:52 of ice time in his return to the lineup in Game 6.

"It's a start, I guess," said Duchene, who was playing in his first game since March 29 because of an MCL injury. "You've got to learn to trust an injury like that coming back, and as the game went on I felt more confident with it. There's still a long way to go for me. But next game is Game 7, so you lay it all on the line." He started on the fourth line, but ended up back with Ryan O'Reilly as the game progressed.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 29 - 8:19 AM

Matt Duchene will suit up for Colorado in Game 6 of their opening round playoff series with the Wild on Monday.

It's not yet clear who his linemates will be, but he's certain to be a big boost for the Avs nonetheless. Joey Hishon will be a healthy scratch to make room for the young phenom.
Apr 28 - 9:01 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) will be a game-time decision Monday night in Game 6.

He skated hard in the morning and will participate in the pregame warmup. It isn't clear where he'll play if he ends up dressing. He was with Ryan O'Reilly and P.A. Parenteau during the morning skate, but Jamie McGinn and Cody McLeod missed the session even though they are expected to play.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 28 - 2:22 PM

Patrick Roy said that the coaches will take a "serious look" at getting Matt Duchene (knee) back into the Avalanche lineup for Game 6.

Duchene has been sidelined since March 29 with an MCL injury. He has been skating since Monday and partook in the morning skate on Saturday, so, if anything, he's getting very close. Duchene had 23 goals and 70 points during the regular season. The Avalanche lead the first-round series against the Wild 3-2.
Apr 27 - 1:31 AM

Matt Duchene (knee) won't be back on Saturday for Game 5.

There was some hope that he would be able to play after he participated in the morning skate with Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn, but he isn't ready to return yet.
Apr 26 - 1:18 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) is taking part in Saturday's morning skate.

Coach Patrick Roy announced shortly after Game 3 that Duchene wouldn't play Saturday night, but he skated with regular linemates Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn during rushes. The question of his status will probably come up again when Roy speaks to the media, so stay tuned.
Apr 26 - 12:45 PM

Matt Duchene is progressing nicely in his recovery from a knee injury but won't play Saturday in Game 5 against Minnesota.

Duchene has been skating since Monday and is getting close to a return from an MCL injury that has sidelined him since March 29th. Originally, the Avs were saying there was no chance Duchene would play in Round 1, but Colorado coach Patrick Roy seemed to backpedal a little on that Friday. "We're very happy where he is right now," Roy said of Duchene. "Now, is he going to play in this series? We're not sure yet. We'll see." Seems like things are looking up for Duchene. R
Source: Denver Post
Apr 26 - 12:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra
3Calvin Pickard