New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has assigned forward Anthony Duclair to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Duclair, 19, has skated in 18 games for the Rangers this season, registering one goal and six assists for seven points, along with a plus-four rating and four penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 9 at St. Louis and tallied his first career NHL point with an assist in a two-point effort on Oct. 11 at Columbus. Duclair registered his first career NHL goal on Oct. 27 vs. Minnesota.
The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native captured a gold medal while representing Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. Duclair skated in seven games during the tournament, registering eight points (four goals, four assists) and posting a plus-11 rating. He ranked third among all tournament skaters in plus/minus rating and he tied for fourth among all tournament skaters in goals.
The 5-11, 185-pounder has skated in 177 career QMJHL games with Quebec over the last three seasons, registering 215 points (101 goals, 114 assists), along with a plus-80 rating and 128 penalty minutes. Last season, Duclair ranked third in the QMJHL in goals (50), ranked sixth in the league in points (99), finished seventh in power play goals (15), and tied for seventh in game-winning goals (seven). He also led Quebec in goals, assists (49), points, power play goals, and game-winning goals, and tied for second on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-19) in 2013-14.
Duclair was originally selected by the Rangers in the third round, 80th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.