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Matt Duchene | Center | #95

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Duchene is looking towards the future after the conclusion of a disappointing campaign.
Duchene wanted to be traded and so was dealt from the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators. On Saturday, Ottawa suffered a loss to Boston to wrap up a campaign where they fell far short of a playoff berth while Colorado won in the season finale to advance to the postseason. You have to wonder what Duchene was thinking about in light of that, but either way there's nothing he can do but move forward. "It’s fun to be able to look forward to next year but at the same time there’s a lot of lessons to be learned from this season," Duchene said. "You can’t just forget about it. All of us, to a man, can be better and it’s up to all of us to go home and figure out those things we have to do. Whether it’s making changes, keeping things going or whatever it’s, that’s the key for us now." Apr 8 - 7:32 AM

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Matt Duchene picked up two goals and an assist in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

The Senators found themselves down 3-0 under 12 minutes into the first period, but they managed to close the gap. Unfortunately for the Senators, they were never able to tie the game. Duchene registered the primary assist on Thomas Chabot's power-play goal in the first frame, while adding two of his own in the second (3-2) and third frames (6-5). The Sens forward finished the night with an even rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 23:01 of ice time. The 27-year-old has 26 goals and 57 points in 79 games. He's accumulated 47 points in 65 games since joining the Senators.
Apr 2 - 10:36 PM

Matt Duchene scored a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders.

Duchene's power-play goal at the 12:54 mark of the first period tied the game at one. He then registered the primary assists on goals by Erik Karlsson (2-1) and Bobby Ryan (3-3). Duchene finished the night with a plus-1 rating and six shots on goal in 22:20 of ice time. The 27-year-old has 24 goals and 54 points in 76 games this season. He's accumulated 14 points in his last 12 games. It certainly looks like Duchene is feeling more and more comfortable in a Senators uniform.
Mar 27 - 10:26 PM

Matt Duchene is open to negotiating a contract extension with Ottawa.

"Absolutely," Duchene said. "I’m encouraged from what I see here. Obviously, there’s a whole other business side to approach and I have no idea what that’s going to look like and feel like yet. I guess we’ll see but that’s encouraging to hear that they’re interested and trying to work something out long-term. I’ve really enjoyed my time here as tough as the season has been for the team. I feel I’ve been able to be more myself than I have in a long time here and it’s been encouraging for me." Duchene is signed through 2018-19, so he can't actually sign an extension with Ottawa until July 1. Nevertheless, it's got to be very encouraging to the Senators that he's interested in re-signing in the near future. His first season with the Senators hasn't gone as hoped, but he could be one of the key parts of this team for years to come.
Mar 25 - 10:39 AM

Matt Duchene found the back of the net in Thursday's 6-2 loss to Edmonton.

Duchene has been a point-per-game producer for the last two months with 12 goals and 13 assists in his last 25 matches. He has generated 40 points in 59 games with the Senators since he was acquired from Colorado.
Mar 23 - 10:33 AM

Matt Duchene scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.

Duchene's third-period tally gave the Senators a 2-1 lead at the time. He also registered the primary assist on Mike Hoffman's game-winning goal in overtime. Duchene has put together three straight two-point efforts and he's accumulated nine points in his last six contests. He has 22 goals and 49 points in 70 games this season.
Mar 17 - 9:33 AM

Matt Duchene scored two goals in a 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

Duchene took a pass from Mike Hoffman less than a minute into the game and beat Roberto Luongo short side to open the scoring. Duchene then followed that up with the game-winner from Hoffman again with three minutes remaining in regulation. Duchene started slow after being acquired by the Senators but has now picked up nine goals and 18 points over his last 17 games, bringing him to 45 points in 68 games this season. Magnus Paajarvi (x2) and Alex Burrows also scored in the win.
Mar 12 - 10:34 PM

Matt Duchene picked up a goal with an assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots across 16:06 of ice time in Monday's 3-2 overtime win at Dallas.

Duchene has notched five of his past seven goals away from home, although this was his first multi-point performance on the road since Jan. 10 in Toronto. He continues to roll right along, picking up seven goals with 15 points over his past 14 outings dating back to Feb. 4. About the only thing that didn't go right for Duchene in this one was his brutal time in the faceoff circle, winning just seven of 23 chances.
Mar 6 - 1:26 AM

Matt Duchene doesn't believe that the Ottawa Senators are rebuilding.

"Regardless of whether guys are kept or guys are moved, the objective is to win as soon as possible. It’s not a rebuild for me. I don’t believe it is," Duchene said. "From anything I’ve heard, from anyone I’ve talked to, it’s not about that. Sometimes you’ve got to take a step back before you step forward. You retool a little bit. I think there’s a difference between retooling and rebuilding. That’s where I kind of see things at." Duchene can spin it however he wants, but if the Senators trade Erik Karlsson away, they will undoubtedly be heading for a rebuild.
Feb 24 - 10:45 AM

Matt Duchene found the back of the net in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Duchene's goal at the 12:01 mark of the second period tied the game two. The Sens forward also converted on his shootout attempt, but Chicago's Nick Schmaltz eventually won the game in the seventh round of the shootout. Duchene finished the game with a minus-1 rating, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in 20:49 of ice time. He's up to 16 goals and 37 points in 58 games. 11 of those points have come in his last eight games. Zack Smith also scored for the Senators in the loss.
Feb 21 - 11:11 PM

Matt Duchene collected three assists in Ottawa's 3-2 OT win over Buffalo on Thursday night.

Duchene registered the secondary assist on goals by Marian Gaborik, Derick Brassard and Mike Hoffman. The 27-year-old had a slow start with the Senators, but he has turned it around with 19 points in his last 19 games.
Feb 16 - 10:17 AM

Matt Duchene scored his 14th of the season in a 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Duchene now has five points in his last three games for the Senators, and two goals in four games. The centre now has 14 goals and 32 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 13 - 10:47 PM

Matt Duchene notched a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Duchene registered assists on goals by Mike Hoffman (1-1) and Colin White (4-1). The Senators forward added a tally of his own late in the first period to push his team's lead to 3-1 at the time. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 19:21 of ice time. The 27-year-old has 13 goals and 30 points in 52 games with the Sens and Avs. He has 20 points in 38 games since joining Ottawa.
Feb 6 - 11:01 PM

Matt Duchene scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Duchene could have had two goals if it wasn't for Michal Neuvirth robbing him of another goal with a beautiful glove save in the third period. Duchene is up to 12 goals and 27 points in 50 games so far this season, with 11 of them coming in his last 12 games. He was dropped by plenty of fantasy squads after his rocky start with the Sens but his recent play has definitely put him back on the fantasy radar.
Feb 3 - 4:37 PM

Matt Duchene has accumulated nine points in his last nine games.

Duchene got off to a slow start since being traded from Colorado to Ottawa, but he seems to be getting a little more comfortable in his new surroundings. He's up to 11 goals and 25 points in 47 games this season. Duchene will only have value in deeper standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 27 - 10:11 AM

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C1Matt Duchene
2Jean-Gabriel Pageau
3Colin White
4Logan Brown
5Filip Chlapik
LW1Zack Smith
2Mikkel Boedker
3Magnus Paajarvi
4Ryan Dzingel
5Tom Pyatt
6Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Marian Gaborik
4Alex Burrows
5Max McCormick
D1Erik Karlsson
2Cody Ceci
3Thomas Chabot
4Mark Borowiecki
5Fredrik Claesson
6Ben Harpur
7Christian Wolanin
8Chris Wideman
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon