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Matt Duchene | Center

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
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Matt Duchene and Jordan Eberle are tied for the lead in Team Canada scoring with seven points each at the IIHF World Hockey Championships currently taking place in Prague.
Duchene has scored twice and registered five assists in five games, while Eberle has scored three times and recorded four helpers. They are both a big part of why Team Canada is undefeated in the perliminary round of the tournament. May 9 - 11:11 AM

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Matt Duchene will play for Team Canada in May's World Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.

Duchene has 29 career games wearing Canada's sweater, posting 13 goals and 20 points spread over four tournaments mostly as a junior. Duchene is coming off a somewhat disappointing season, though he reached the 20-goal plateau for the fourth time in six seasons, he finished with just 55 points. Well short of his career high of 70 in 2013-14.
Apr 14 - 9:02 PM

Matt Duchene believes the Avalanche failed to make the playoffs because of their slow start to the season.

"I was looking back at the schedule today ... and we kind of put ourselves in such a hole in October and November," Duchene said. "We played pretty good hockey from December on, but we just couldn't get out of it. We finished with 90 points and it's still not good enough, so it's pretty crazy nowadays, especially in this division. We know how important a start is and how important those divisional games are." The 24-year-old had a down season. He finishes with 21 goals and 55 points in 82 games this season. Duchene had 70 points in 71 games one year ago.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 12 - 11:08 AM

Matt Duchene sealed Thursday's 1-0 shootout win over the Jets with a goal.

Duchene had another good game, playing 20:30 with two shots on goal and wining nearly half his draws. His shootout tally was sweet as he used his speed to open the five-hole and slid it in. Duchene has eight points over his last 10 games, so play him confidently to finish the season strong on Saturday.
Apr 10 - 12:21 AM

Matt Duchene stayed hot by recording another goal plus an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.

Duchene now has points in four of his last five games, collecting three goals and seven points during that span overall. He now has 21 goals and 53 points through 78 games this season.
Apr 4 - 1:38 AM

Matt Duchene scored his 20th goal of the year in a 5-1 loss to San Jose on Wednesday.

The goal came on the power-play and at the time cut the score to 2-1 before the Sharks took advantage Patrick Roy's extensive empty net strategy. Duchene hit the 20 goal mark for the fourth time in his career. The 24 year-old has five points in his last four games now and 51 in 77 games this season overall.
Apr 2 - 1:56 AM

Matt Duchene was relieved to finally have a big game on Saturday night.

Duchene picked up a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over the Sabres. "I played no different than I have been," Duchene said. "It was one of those nights where things finally went in the net. Iggy and I haven't been on for many against, and I don't think we were on for a goal against on the (three-game Canada) road trip and we weren't tonight. We're getting tons of chances. It was real frustrating on the road trip not to be able to contribute, especially in those first two games where we could have been the difference. I know I took it real hard and I was disappointed, but hopefully it's not too late now."
Source: Denver Post
Mar 29 - 11:49 AM

Matt Duchene registered a goal and two assists as the Avalanche defeated the Sabres on Saturday night 5-3.

Fantasy owners (and the Avalanche) expected bigger things from Duchene after he scored 23 times and tallied 70 points last season. This year, he has 19 goals and 50 points, so he has been a major disappointment for those who took him high in drafts. Tyson Barrie, Marc-Andre Cliche and Brad Stuart scored the other goals. Jarome Iginla had three assists.

Matt Duchene said that he supports the idea of playing three-on-three hockey in overtime next season.

General Managers across the league would like to see less games being decided in a shootout, so the proposal of playing part of the overtimes at three-on-three may indeed happen as soon as next year. "You're going to have games end all the time and it's going to be exciting for the fans and the players. Three-on-3 is a blast. It's more real hockey," Duchene said. "You look back in the late 1980s, early 1990s when there were a lot of goals and it was so exciting. It was so much less about systems and more about letting the guys play.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 22 - 11:01 AM

Matt Duchene scored his 18th goal of the season during Colorado's 5-2 win over Arizona on Thursday night.

After Dennis Everberg led a charge to the Coyotes' net, Duchene followed up the play and tapped one home into the gaping net as goalie Louis Domingue over-pursued Everberg. Duchene ranks fourth on the team with 18 goals, and fifth in points with 45.
Mar 20 - 1:41 AM

Duchene recorded his 300th career point on an assist late in the first period of Monday's 5-2 victory over Arizona.

Duchene got the play started by winning the offensive zone faceoff, Zach Redmond and Nick Holden played catch until Holden blasted it past Mike McKenna to make it 3-1 Avs. This coming nearly 12 minutes after Duchene had made it 2-0 Avs earlier. He now has 15 goals and 37 points this season, good for third on the team.
Feb 17 - 1:44 AM

Matt Duchene scored a goal and an assist in Colorado's 5-3 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday.

The Avalanche jumped out to a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission but they completely collapsed in the second period. A four-goal second period from the Jets knocked the Avalanche right out. Duchene picked up both of his points in the third period but it was too little too late. The 24-year-old is having a disappointing season offensively. Duchene has 14 goals and 19 assists in 54 games this season.
Feb 8 - 8:41 PM

The Colorado Avalanche were shut out by the Minnesota Wild for the third consecutive time on Saturday.

The Wild blanked the Avs in the first two games of the regular season, and they added a 1-0 win on Saturday. In total, the Avalanche have been outscored 9-0 in three games against Minnesota. Colorado has had a hard time scoring throughout the season and it's been no different against the Wild. "I wish I knew, we all wish we knew, why none are going in," Avs center Matt Duchene said. "You keep thinking it's going to come, but it just won't. The only thing you can do is try to stay positive and hope it comes, that 'A' game. It's the only way we can think right now."
Source: Denver Post
Feb 8 - 10:12 AM

The Colorado Avalanche will host the Detroit Red Wings in the third outdoor game and the second under the 2016 Coors Light Stadium Series banner.

The contest will take place on Feb. 26, 2016. In Coors Field, the Avalanche have a logical venue for an outdoor game.
Jan 24 - 1:29 PM

Center Matt Duchene scored Colorado's sole goal in a 3-1 loss to the Blues in St. Louis Monday night.

Duchene's goal, unassisted, was his 13th of the season. The Avalanche 19-18-10 on the season, completed its five-game road trip at 1-2-2.
Jan 19 - 11:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Freddie Hamilton
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Blake Comeau
4Cody McLeod
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
4Jesse Winchester
5Patrick Bordeleau
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Brad Stuart
6Nick Holden
7Nate Guenin
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra