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Matt Duchene | Center | #9

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Matt Duchene (knee) will miss Colorado's next two contests.

He has been ruled out for games against Philadelphia (Thursday) and Minnesota (Saturday) this week. Duchene will be re-evaluated afterward. Colorado is battling for the last Wild Card spot in the West and they will need their leading scorer back as soon as possible.
Mar 22 - 2:30 PM

Matt Duchene won't play on Friday due to a knee injury.

Beyond that, the Avalanche are describing Duchene as being out day-to-day. Of course, with the Avalanche battling for a playoff spot, any amount of time Duchene is out for could be a major blow. Unsurprisingly, he's been one of their top players with 29 goals and 56 points in 71 contests this season.
Mar 18 - 4:13 PM

With one more goal, Matt Duchene will become the first Avalanche player since 2006-07 to score 30 goals in a season.

The last two to do it were Joe Sakic and Milan Hedjuk eight years ago. Duchene has had a nice bounce back season. For those of you who took a chance on him and stuck with him after his rocky start, you are reaping the rewards now.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 13 - 11:05 AM

Matt Duchene recorded two points in the Avalanche’s 3-2 loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

He had a goal and an assist on Erik Johnson’s second-period goal, the first of the game. Duchene has seven points over his past six games. On the year, Duchene has 29 goals and 55 points, the amount he had in a disappointing 2014-15 campaign. Jarome Iginla and Blake Comeau got the helpers.
Mar 12 - 10:20 PM

Matt Duchene scored a goal and an assist in the Avalanche's 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.

It was Duchene's twenty-eighth goal of the season, setting a new career high. Duchene's goal came with the man-advantage. Blake Comeau and Mikhail Grigorenko assisted on Duchene's goal. Duchene now has fifty-two points in sixty-eight games played this season, including four points in his last five games.
Mar 8 - 12:50 AM

With his goal during Thursday's 3-2 win over Florida, Matt Duchene cracked the 50-point plateau for the third straight season and fifth overall in his career.

The former third overall pick in 2009 also tied his career high of 27 goals in the process. Now in his seventh season, Duchene has posted 152 goals and 367 points over 484 games. Now 1980's era scoring, but well worthy of his pedigree.
Mar 4 - 12:43 AM

Matt Duchene scored a goal in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Duchene broke Ryan Miller's shutout with under a minute remaining in the third period. Jarome Iginla and Mikhail Grigorenko picked up the assists on Colorado's only goal. Duchene has 26 goals and 48 points in 62 games this season.
Feb 22 - 12:40 AM

Matt Duchene chipped in two assists in a 3-2 win over Montreal on Wednesday.

He had a hand in both goals by Jarome Iginla, who scored the winning goal late in the third period. Duchene was back at center in the match after playing the past two months on the wing.
Feb 18 - 9:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Mikhail Grigorenko
5Ben Street
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Mikkel Boedker
3Shawn Matthias
4Cody McLeod
5Andreas Martinsen
6Andrew Agozzino
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Blake Comeau
4Jack Skille
5Jesse Winchester
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nick Holden
5Eric Gelinas
6Nikita Zadorov
7Chris Bigras
8Andrew Bodnarchuk
9Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard