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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
- Leads the team in goals (11) and power-play tallies (4). - His 19 points rank second on the Avs. - Has scored 10 goals this month, tying the Avalanche record for goals in November (Claude Lemieux 1995). - Is the first Avs player to score 10 goals in ANY month since January 2006 (Marek Svatos, Alex Tanguay). - Recorded his 200th career assist on Nov. 21 at Washington. - With a pair of goals on Nov. 19 at Pittsburgh, Duchene passed Mats Sundin for 11th place on the franchise's points list with 335 and 12th place on the franchise goal list with 136. - Was named the NHL's Player of the Week for Nov. 9-15. - Led the NHL with four goals and eight points in three games during the week, notching multi-point performances in each of his three outings. - Is in his seventh NHL season, all with the Avalanche.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2010) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011) Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), October 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), December 9, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
World Cup of Hockey 2016