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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 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." Mar 29 - 11:49 AM
Source: Denver Post

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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

Matt Duchene registered his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Carolina.

After suffering through a 10-game goalless drought, Duchene has now posted two goals and an assist in his past three outings. He's one of the better buy-low candidates in the league right now. John Mitchell also scored a goal for the Avs in the loss.
Jan 13 - 10:42 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have to like what they saw from Matt Duchene in Saturday's 4-3 win against the Dallas Stars.

Duchene scored a highlight reel goal and added an assist to contribute to a big win for Colorado. With Semyon Varlamov on a hot streak of his own, Colorado's looking like the 2013-14 team that surprised its way into the playoffs last season.
Jan 10 - 7:08 PM

Matt Duchene isn't too concerned that he hasn't scored a goal in his last 10 games.

"A lot of crossbars, a lot of posts," he said. "But know what, I'm not too worried about it. I went 24 games with one last year, and still had a good season. I've learned by now that this game is full of peaks and valleys. It's how you deal with the valleys that's important. You just try and get better, you try and stay positive." Duchene added that his confidence hasn't disappeared and he feels he's still getting his chances.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 6 - 10:34 AM

Some of the Colorado Avalanche's young snipers are in a major scoring slump.

Gabriel Landeskog hasn't scored a goal in 14 games, Matt Duchene hasn't scored in nine games, and Nathan MacKinnon has only one goal in his last 20 games. After a great regular season last year, the Avalanche are last in the Central Division with 38 points.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 4 - 12:44 PM

Matt Duchene has registered one goal in his last 10 games.

He has three points during that span. Duchene hasn't shooting the puck often lately, which is a good way to start to get back on track. He has 10 goals and 21 points in 36 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:22:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Matt Duchene
3John Mitchell
4Daniel Briere
5Freddie Hamilton
6Joey Hishon
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Jordan Caron
4Cody McLeod
5Jamie McGinn
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
4Jesse Winchester
5Patrick Bordeleau
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra