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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
- Is entering his seventh NHL season, all with the Avalanche. - Ranks 12th on the franchise's all-time scoring list with 318 points (126g/192a) in 419 games. - Appeared in all 82 games for the first time in his career last season. - Shared the team lead with four game-winning goals, becoming the first player in Avalanche/Nordiques history to lead the team in game-winning goals for three straight seasons. - Finished second on the Avs in shots (207), plus/minus rating (+3) and faceoff percentage (52.2%), while ranking third in points (55-tied) and fourth in both goals (21) and assists (34). - Led the team in even-strength scoring with 48 points (19g/29a).
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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