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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
- Shares the team lead in game-winning goals (4) and shots (207). - Ranks first on the Avalanche in even-strength scoring with 48 points (19g/29a). - Is second on the Avs in faceoff percentage (52.0%). - Has reached the 20-goal mark for the fourth time in his career. - Tied his season high with three points (1g/2a) on March 28 vs. Buffalo. - 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.
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.
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