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Matt Duchene | Center | #9

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / COL
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Matt Duchene scored a pair of goals in Team Canada's 4-2 win over Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey.
Ryan McDonagh opened the scoring for Team USA at the 4:22 mark of the first period, but the Canadians responded by scoring four unanswered goals (three of them came in the first period). Duchene got Canada on the board less than 1:30 after McDonagh's goal, Corey Perry gave Canada the lead and Duchene made it 3-1. Patrice Bergeron also scored for Team Canada, who improve to 2-0 with the win. They'll take on Team Europe on Wednesday with first place in the group on the line. Sep 20 - 11:05 PM

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Matt Duchene will be scratched for Wednesday's exhibition game against Russia because he's dealing with a minor injury.

Duchene is still expected to be available for the start of the World Cup. When healthy he'll likely serve on the fourth line.
Sep 14 - 3:55 PM

Matt Duchene's name has come up again in the rumor mill as a possible trade candidate.

"No, it's not just noise," TSN's Darren Dreger told Vancouver's TSN 1040 on Tuesday. "I know that Joe Sakic has told NHL general managers that he's willing to listen and willing to deal any of those big guys like Barrie, like Duchene. But it's got to be part of something big. Something significant." Dreger said the Avalanche are "big-game hunting" and just about anyone could be up for grabs, excluding Nathan MacKinnon.
Jun 15 - 1:37 PM

Matt Duchene was added to Canada's World Cup roster after winning a gold medal for a second straight year at the World Championship.

He had five goals and 10 points in 10 games at the tournament. Duchene didn't have a point in four games for Canada at the Sochi Olympics, but he'll be looking to claim another gold medal. "As Canadians, we pride ourselves on being the best hockey nation in the world," Duchene said. "We're there right now, but we have to stay up there. We have so much respect for all the other nations, and we can be knocked off our ranking pretty quick. So this is just another opportunity to defend what we want to defend, and I feel blessed and lucky to be part of it."
Source: Denver Post
May 30 - 10:49 AM

Matt Duchene believes the Avalanche were afraid to lose in 2015-16.

The Avalanche were in a battle for a playoff spot until the end of the season, but too many losses down the stretch did them in. "We didn’t take control, we didn’t go out there every night with the confidence we needed to win and to go and take what we needed to take," Duchene said. "We had a little too much fear, I think, of losing and what we had to lose and I think that’s something we all can think about this summer. It’s a change of mindset. All the tools are there. We have a very good team, so we want to challenge for a playoff spot next season and hopefully a Stanley Cup."
Source: Denver Post
May 29 - 11:34 AM

Matt Duchene was added to Team Canada's World Cup roster and will be the seventh Avalanche player to participate in the tournament.

He will join forward Carl Soderberg (Sweden) defenseman (USA) who were also added on Friday. Selected in the original round were: Semyon Varlamov (Russia) and forwards Mikkel Boedker (Europe) and Nathan MacKinnon (North America).
May 28 - 10:51 AM

Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists in an 8-0 win over Belarus on Monday in round robin play at the World Championship.

Ryan O'Reilly scored two goals in the match, while Derick Brassard and Corey Perry picked up a goal and an assist. Connor McDavid, Cody Ceci and Mark Scheifele collected two assist each to help Canada record a third straight win.
May 9 - 2:21 PM

Matt Duchene scored a goal and added an assist for Canada in its 5-1 win over the U.S. at the World Hockey Championships in Russia.

Duchene has always been a very effective international player and he's proving to be so again. We expect Duchene to have a big season in 2016-17 as he came on strong after a slow start to the campaign.
Source: Denver Post
May 7 - 10:19 AM

Matt Duchene will play for Team Canada in this summer's IIHF World Hockey Championship in Moscow, Russia.

Duchene has had a sterling career in international play, including the four goals and 12 points in 10 games back in the 2014-15 tournament. But first, he has to play in one more NHL regular season game. He has 30 goals and 59 points in 75 games.
Apr 9 - 2:15 PM

Thanks to a pair of assists during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville, Matt Duchene now has points in four of his last five games.

Duchene has posted two goals and six points over that span as well. Now with 30 goals and 59 points, he needs just one more point to reach 60 for the second time in his career.
Apr 6 - 1:49 AM

Coach Patrick Roy was not pleased with Matt Duchene after Sunday's loss to St. Louis.

"The reaction of Dutchy after he scores — it's a 4-0 (game). Big cheer. Are you kidding me," Roy said. "What is that? It's not the 'reflect' that we want from our guys. Not at all." He was also upset with the team's core players and he questioned their leadership abilities. Duchene scored his 30th goal of the season at the 15:46 mark of the third period after the Blues had built a 4-0 lead. Roy didn't like the celebration that followed the marker.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 4 - 11:56 AM

Matt Duchene scored in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The Avalanche aren't officially out of the playoff picture yet, but they're getting pretty close. This wasn't a good performance from a team that absolutely needed two points in the standings. The goal was Duchene's 30th of the season. It's the first time in his career that he's hit that number. The 25-year-old has 57 points in 73 games in 2015-16.
Apr 3 - 11:25 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) expects to play Friday against Washington.

"I feel good," he said. "I think I'm ready to go. I skated hard the last four days — five days actually now. ... I'm looking forward to it." He has missed the last six games because of a knee injury.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 1 - 9:37 AM

Matt Duchene (knee) is probable for Friday's game against Washington.

Duchene has missed the Avalanche's last six contests. If he does return, it will be on a line with Mikhail Grigorenko and Mikkel Boedker. Duchene has 29 goals and 56 points in 71 contests this season.
Mar 31 - 5:19 PM

Matt Duchene (knee) will miss at least the next two games.

By Tuesday's match with St. Louis, Duchene will have missed six straight games with his ailment. Which means Duchene's next opportunity to play is Friday, April 1st. There is no timetable for his return, but one suspects it's at least partially tied to Colorado's playoff hopes.
Mar 27 - 3:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Joe Colborne
3Cody McLeod
4Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Mikko Rantanen
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Eric Gelinas
5Fedor Tyutin
6Nikita Zadorov
7Patrick Wiercioch
8Chris Bigras
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard