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Matt Duchene | Center | #9

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / COL
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Matt Duchene scored two goals Tuesday night as the Avalanche lost a 6-4 contest to the Blackhawks.
Duchene got Colorado on the board at the 7:39 mark of the first. He gave the team a little hope in the second to bring them to within one goal at the 14:08 mark of the second. Duchene had not scored a goal in his last six efforts and had only one assist, so hopefully this is the start of him getting back on track. Jan 18 - 12:10 AM

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Matt Duchene logged just 16:39 of ice time on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to Anaheim.

He has averaged 18:16 of ice time per game this season, but he has been struggling mightily lately. Duchene has gone five straight games without a point and has one goal in the last 12 matches.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 13 - 9:43 AM

Per beat reporter Adrian Dater, though "the price is high" Matt Duchene is still "firmly on the trade block" as Colorado continues to bottom out of the standings.

Duchene carries a cap hit of $6M and a real salary of $12.5M through the remaining two years of his deal after this season. The soon-to-be 26-year-old is having another high quality season with 13 goals and 24 points in 35 games. He appears on track for a second straight season of a shooting mark of 15% as well. Where Duchene fits in across the league is wherever a team can reasonably move a "young and ready" defender, or two. Colorado started their last rebuild when they drafted Duchene third overall in 2009. Whether or not it's prudent to deal him though rests completely in which real-time assets they can get in return.
Jan 7 - 1:41 PM

Matt Duchene snapped his six-game goal drought during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Stars.

He collected a goal and an assist during the effort, giving him 13 goals and 24 points in 31 games so far this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:59:00 AM

Matt Duchene lifted his point streak to four games with a helper during Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Jets.

Duchene has scored two goals and five points during his recent streak, bringing his season's totals to 12 goals and 22 points over 26 games.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:23:00 PM

Matt Duchene picked up an assist on Colorado's only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Friday.

Duchene was happy to be moved back to his natural center position, and he responded positively with an assist on a goal scored by Fedor Tyutin. Duchene now has seven points in his last six games and is well on his way to another great season in Colorado. The former third overall pick now has 21 points in 25 games.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 12:05:00 AM

Matt Duchene has played a lot at right wing this season, but he is back at center now.

"It's my natural position. I enjoy playing right wing, depending on the situation, but at center it's consistent, I always feel in the game," he said. "I like having that responsibility defensively that you have more as a centerman than as a winger. I just like being in the middle of the ice and distributing. I find you're more in the game. There's a reason I've played center my whole life. So it's nice to be there." He is projected to play between Mikhail Grigorenko and Mikko Rantanen for a third straight game on Friday.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Matt Duchene scored two goals Wednesday night versus Philadelphia.

The markers, which were his 11th and 12th of the season, were his first on home ice. For whatever reason, Duchene and the Avalanche have struggled at home this year. He has seven points in 12 games at Pepsi Center compared to 10 goals and 13 points in 12 matches on the road.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:20:00 AM

Matt Duchene scored twice Wednesday night, but it was not enough in a 4-3 to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Duchene is undoubtedly a little frustrated. He has scored two goals on four occasions so far this season and while his first two came in victories over the Lightning and Coyotes, his last two were part of losses to the Predators and now the Flyers. Duchene increased his team lead to 12 goals.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:34:00 AM

Matt Duchene scored his 10th goal of the season in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.

Duchene took advantage of a turnover in the Bruins' defensive zone and beat Anton Khudobin with a wrist shot to make it 1-0 in the first period. He was OK to play despite missing Wednesday's practice because of an illness. Teammate Nathan MacKinnon, who was also under the weather Wednesday, doubled the team's lead before the end of the frame. Duchene has scored three goals in his last two games and now has 17 points in 21 games. John Mitchell and Carl Soderberg also scored for the Avs.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 09:51:00 PM

Matt Duchene scored his first power-play goals of the season Tuesday night.

He scored twice on four man-advantage chances for the Avalanche in a 4-3 loss to Nashville. "We've been a little disjointed on the power play at times," he said. "We'll not have any flow and then get a funny one going in. Tonight was different. We set it up, got it moving around. Guys did a great job. We did a lot of good things on the power play and that's got to be a weapon for us. That got us back into the game tonight." All nine of Duchene's goals this season have come on the road.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Matt Duchene snapped his personal five-game goal drought with a pair of markers during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

He picked up a pair of helpers during the spat as well. For the season Duchene is up to nine goals and 16 points in 20 games thus far.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:59:00 AM

Matt Duchene scored the game-winning goal in overtime Monday night against Columbus in his return to the lineup.

He missed four games with a concussion and made an immediate impact in his first game back. Duchene was credited with two shots and four blocks in 16:47 of ice time.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Matt Duchene (concussion) will return to the lineup on Monday versus Columbus.

He has missed the last four contests because of a concussion, but said he feels ready to play. Duchene has notched six goals and 11 points in 13 games this season. Get him back in your lineup.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 01:29:00 PM

Matt Duchene is making progress in his recovery from a concussion and is hoping to play Monday against Columbus

Duchene skated again on Saturday, and although he was winded, seems to be finally over concussion symptoms. "It’s coming," Duchene said. "I think I’m close. I thought I would be ready for Dallas, but you have a bit of symptoms that afternoon (Wednesday after practice), and I wasn’t quite feeling right. I think I was trying to tell myself I was good and I wasn’t quite there. Now I see the difference. I’m right there, I feel like." Check back with us before Monday's game as to Duchene's status.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 11:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

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