Matt Duchene
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: January 16, 1991  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Haliburton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: COL / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)    Prospect Bio
- Ranks third on the club in plus/minus rating (+6). - Is second on the Avs in faceoff percentage (52.0%). - Shared the team lead with 10 points in February (3g/7a). - Appeared in his 400th NHL game on Feb. 28 vs. Minnesota. - Recorded his 300th NHL point on Feb. 16 vs. Arizona. - Led the club with 10 points (3g/7a) in 13 games during the month of January. - Paced the Avs with five goals in November. - Was Colorado s leading scorer in the month of October with nine points (3g/6a) in 11 games. - Scored a goal and fired a career-high 10 shots on Oct. 18 at Montreal. - Duchene's 10 shots were the most by an Avalanche player in seven years, since Ryan Smyth had 11 on Oct. 16, 2007 vs. Calgary. - Has either led or shared the team lead in scoring in three of his five NHL seasons, including each of the last two campaigns.
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For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.

— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday
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