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Matt Duchene
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: January 16, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Haliburton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: COL / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)    Prospect Bio

2014 PLAYOFFS
- Returned to the lineup in Game 6 at Minnesota on April 28, recording one assist in 18:52 of ice time.
- Missed the first five games of this series due to injury (lower body).
- Is making his second appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Appeared in all six postseason games for Colorado as a rookie in 2010, recording three points (0g/3a).

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON
- Despite missing the final eight games of the season due to injury, Duchene led the Avalanche in scoring with a career-high 70 points (23g/47a) in 71 games.
- It marked the third time in Duchene’s five NHL seasons that he’s either led or shared the team lead in scoring.
- His 70 points were the most by an Avalanche player since Paul Stastny had 78 in 2009-10.
- Also paced the club in assists and shared the team lead in game-winning goals (6), both career bests as well.
- Helped Team Canada win the gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Quote of the Day

Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis