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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 scored a goal and an assist, plus the shootout winner in Thursday night's 4-3 victory over Winnipeg.
Duchene slammed home the feed from Jan Hejda to tie the game at one early on in the first, and began the rush that eventually led to Jarome Iginla's goal late in the third. Quite a night for the young man who won 62% of his faceoffs in over 21 minutes of ice time. Dec 12 - 1:26 AM

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Matt Duchene scored his ninth goal of the season in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Calgary.

He is tied with Alex Tanguay, who also scored on Thursday, for club lead. Duchene has 18 points in 26 games, with eight coming in his past nine appearances.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 5 - 10:24 AM

Matt Duchene potted a goal for the Avalanche in their 3-2 win against the Devils on Saturday night.

Duchene had been a bit quiet to start the season, entering the game with just five goals and 12 points. Now he has goals in two straight, however, including the game-winner Saturday. He also had four shots on goal. Duchene should be good for another strong season, with plenty more assists than goals. John Mitchell and Erik Johnson scored the other goals.
Nov 15 - 9:42 PM

Matt Duchene fired home a goal and an assist in Colorado's 4-3 shootout victory over New York on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Avs' disappointing start has had an affect on Duchene's stats, as the 23-year-old has five goals and 12 points in 18 games. Duchene had a point in just one of his previous six games going into Thursday night. In order to reach the point-per-game pace he achieved last season, the talented centre will have to pick up more nights like these.
Nov 13 - 10:31 PM

Look for Matt Duchene to step up on Thursday against the Rangers.

The Avalanche got embarrassed by the Islanders on Tuesday in a 6-0 loss. "It's beyond frustrated at this point," said Duchene after the defeat. "I think at some point we've just got to get (ticked) off. We're just deer in the headlights right now instead of just getting angry and making it happen." He has earned just one goal in his last six games. It's been a rough start to the year for Colorado, but Duchene sounds like he'll be plenty motivated heading into Thursday's match.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 12 - 1:18 PM

Matt Duchene scored his fourth of the season in Thursday night's shootout victory over the Maple Leafs.

Duchene's third period goal came off a shanked one-timer from Ryan O'Reilly, he then scooped the puck up and beat Jonathan Bernier around the net to give Colorado the 3-2 lead. He also scored in the shootout by getting Bernier to open up the five-hole. It's like he's good at this game.
Nov 7 - 1:13 AM

Matt Duchene skated between Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog in Tuesday's loss to Vancouver.

The high-powered trio was held off the scoresheet in the match and Colorado blew a 2-0 lead in a 5-2 defeat. Ryan O'Reilly was moved back to center and he was flanked by Jarome Iginla and Jamie McGinn.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 5 - 9:58 AM

Matt Duchene helped get the party started just 2:34 into Colorado's 5-0 win over the Islanders on Thursday night.

Off a dump-in, Duchene beat Isles defender Calvin de Haan to the puck, whirled around and perfectly set up Cody McLeod, of all people, who had beaten Brian Stait. All this just a few shifts into the game. Sometimes you create your own luck by out working the opponent. Duchene also won 71% of his faceoffs in his 15:19 of ice time.
Oct 31 - 12:29 AM

Matt Duchene was a primary factor in Colorado's 7-3 win over Vancouver on Friday night.

His feed to Jarome Iginla was just filthy to tie the game at one late in the first. Duchene's dish to Jamie McGinn to tie the game at two in the second was just as pretty. It was his burst of speed to create a breakaway for himself in the third that was jaw-dropping, he scored to make it 5-2. Through eight games he now has seven points (three goals). It's like he's good at hockey, or something.
Oct 25 - 2:27 AM

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.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 19 - 10:14 AM

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

Depth Charts

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