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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

I just wanted to do something to take my mind off the shot and let me relax a little bit. It seemed like the fans liked it. I'm glad I was able to score.

— Oilers forward Taylor Hall on lifting his arms to fire up the crowd before his penalty shot
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