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Matt Duchene

25-Year-Old Center – Colorado Avalanche

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Duchene was poised to hit 60 points for the third time in his career this past season, but an untimely knee injury muddied his campaign late in the year, leaving Colorado on the outside looking in and unable to clinch a playoff berth. The 25-year-old still led the team in of...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/16/1991   BORN: Haliburton, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year extension with the Avalanche in July of 2013.

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Matt Duchene NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 18 81 24 31 55 1 16 180 13.3 2 1 17:44 10 11 21 3:03 51 28
2010-11 19 NHL COL 80 27 40 67 -8 33 202 13.4 2 0 18:57 3 12 15 2:51 57 48
2011-12 20 NHL COL 58 14 14 28 -11 8 132 10.6 2 0 16:17 5 4 9 2:24 43 41
2012-13 21 NHL COL 47 17 26 43 -12 12 132 12.9 3 0 20:55 2 7 9 2:49 48 47
2013-14 22 NHL COL 71 23 47 70 8 19 217 10.6 6 0 18:30 5 12 17 2:50 53 44
2014-15 23 NHL COL 82 21 34 55 3 16 207 10.1 4 0 18:34 2 5 7 2:18 43 74
2015-16 24 NHL COL 76 30 29 59 -8 24 200 15.0 6 0 18:35 8 7 15 2:48 41 37
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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

18:35

Average Time On Ice

On average, Matt Duchene was on the ice for 18:35.

2:48

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Matt Duchene was on the ice for 2:48 during power plays.

0:12

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Matt Duchene was on the ice for 0:12 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 18:30 2:50 0:16
2014-15 18:34 2:18 0:09
2015-16 18:35 2:48 0:12

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Matt Duchene
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 ANA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:20 5:49
Apr 7 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 18:45 4:04
Apr 5 @NAS 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:49 3:41
Apr 3 STL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 18:22 1:21
Apr 1 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:15 2:34
Mar 29 @STL Did Not Play
Mar 28 @NAS Did Not Play
Mar 26 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 24 PHI Did Not Play
Mar 20 @EDM Did Not Play
Mar 18 @CGY Did Not Play
Mar 16 @VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:32 1:45
Mar 12 @WPG 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 19:11 3:08
Mar 9 ANA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:19 1:48
Mar 7 ARI 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 18:02 2:09
Mar 5 NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:51 2:23
Mar 3 FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 13:18 2:07
Mar 1 @MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:54 0:45
Feb 27 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:44 3:16
Feb 24 SAN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 18:08 1:26
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Feb 21 @VAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:11 2:22
Feb 20 @EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 13:58 2:01
Feb 17 MON 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:14 2:09
Feb 14 @BUF 0 0 0 -2 6 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:31 3:59
Feb 12 @DET 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 17:46 3:38
Feb 11 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:51 2:37
Feb 9 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:39 2:49
Feb 6 WPG 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 20:29 2:15
Feb 4 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 16:04 3:18
Feb 2 CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 18:37 1:30
Jan 27 @LOS 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 0 0 19:43 5:50
Jan 26 @SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:14 3:55
Jan 23 @DAL 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:07 0:56
Jan 22 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 23:41 2:45
Jan 20 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 23:11 3:38
Jan 18 @WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 19:04 1:39
Jan 16 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 20:39 2:23
Jan 14 NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 14:56 2:09
Jan 12 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:29 1:40
Jan 10 @CHI 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 0 1 20:07 2:06
Jan 8 NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 16:33 3:05
Jan 6 STL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 22:06 3:17
Jan 4 LOS 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 4 25.0 2 0 15:39 2:47
Jan 2 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:25 2:02
Dec 31 CHI 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:55 1:26
Dec 28 @SAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:21 2:55
Dec 27 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:27 2:26
Dec 21 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 21:28 3:43
Dec 19 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:37 1:08
Dec 17 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:01 2:21
Dec 15 @CHI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 19:47 4:31
Dec 13 @STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 20:39 1:40
Dec 12 @NAS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 7 0.0 0 0 20:16 5:55
Dec 9 PIT 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 21:33 7:05
Dec 7 MIN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:48 0:00
Dec 5 @MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 19:09 1:32
Dec 3 @NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 18:21 0:00
Dec 1 @NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 1 19:23 2:36
Nov 30 @NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:28 3:18
Nov 28 WPG 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 23:13 3:32
Nov 25 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 24:59 5:30
Nov 23 @WPG 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 18:50 3:12
Nov 21 @WAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:39 1:23
Nov 19 @PIT 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 40.0 0 0 22:59 4:31
Nov 17 @TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:44 3:18
Nov 14 @MON 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 18:03 2:06
Nov 12 @BOS 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 1 20:50 4:10
Nov 10 @PHI 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 4 50.0 0 1 17:05 2:29
Nov 6 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:38 4:34
Nov 5 @ARI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 18:09 4:40
Nov 3 CGY 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 6 33.3 0 1 17:01 2:07
Nov 1 SAN 0 1 1 -3 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 2 0 18:40 1:49
Oct 30 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 19:04 3:01
Oct 29 @TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:40 3:55
Oct 27 @FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:51 3:40
Oct 24 CLM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 17:51 2:21
Oct 21 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:17 3:45
Oct 18 @LOS 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 16:55 4:25
Oct 16 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 17:18 0:56
Oct 14 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:53 2:35
Oct 10 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:09 2:58
Oct 8 MIN 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:08 0:20

Matt Duchene: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Duchene (knee) will return to the lineup Friday against the Capitals.

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Per coach Patrick Roy, Duchene (knee) has a good chance to play Friday against the Caps.

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Duchene (knee) has been ruled out for the team's next two games Monday and Tuesday.

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Duchene (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the week and will miss the Avs' next two games on Thursday and Saturday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

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Duchene (knee) will sit out of Sunday's contest against the Oilers, the Mike Arcuri of the Denver Post reports.

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Duchene will miss Friday's game against the Flames with a knee injury and is considered day-to-day with the issue.

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Duchene scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.

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Duchene scored a power-play goal while adding an assist in Monday's 3-1 win against the Coyotes.

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Duchene assisted on two goals in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Montreal.

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Duchene notched his 25th goal of the season Friday against the Red Wings.

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Duchene recorded a goal and an assist, but finished with a minus-1 rating in Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Kings.

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Duchene scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in Sunday's loss to the Blackhawks.

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2015-16

Duchene has "rebound season" written all over him. The 24-year-old's struggles mirrored those of his team in 2014-15, as he notched just 55 points in 82 games. While that’s a respectable output for your average top-six guy, more was expected from the speedy center after he scored at a point-per-game clip the year before. But even in what was widely considered a career season in 2013-14, Duchene only scored 23 goals, and seems to have taken on more of a distributing role since finding twine a career-best 27 times in 2010-11. On the other hand, Duchene has fired over 200 shots on goal in two straight seasons and continues to see top power-play time, so writing him off as a potential 30-goal scorer may be a tad premature. Even if the goals again remain in the low-20 range, Duchene is surrounded by too much talent not to improve on last season's point total. With two quality snipers among Nathan MacKinnon, Jarome Iginla, Alex Tanguay, or Gabriel Landeskog set to flank him this season and young, offensive-minded blue line talents in Tyson Barrie, Erik Johnson, and Nikita Zadorov expected to join him on the power play, Duchene may be in a more favorable situation now than he enjoyed two years ago.

2014-15

After the lockout-shortened campaign saw Duchene rack up 43 points in 47 games, the Canadian Olympian further solidified himself as a true point-per-game threat in 2013-14 with a career-high 70 points in 71 games. The 23-year-old stud center also recorded career-bests in assists (47), plus/minus (plus-8), game-winning goals (six) and shots on goal (217), all while facing the opposition's best defenders. The man they call "Dutchy" is in a near-perfect situation in Denver. He may be the Avs' best player and arguably the face of the franchise, but he's surrounded by a cast of several other stars in Ryan O'Reilly, Nathan MacKinnon, captain Gabe Landeskog and the newly-acquired Jarome Iginla, who all can take the pressure off of him. There's a good chance he'll get to play with one or both of the big-bodied Landeskog and Iginla with regularity this season, and those two should create even more room for Duchene to dipsy-doodle around defenders and create havoc with his blazing speed. Furthermore, his 71 points tied him for 16th overall in league scoring last season, but if all goes well -- especially with the addition of Iginla as a linemate both at even strength and on the power play -- Duchene is a prime candidate to crack the top-10 in scoring while flirting with 80 points.

2013-14

Fresh off a five-year contract extension, Duchene is now the face of the franchise and will center the team's top line. Duchene tied for the team lead in points last season with 43 in 47 games. The speedy, 22 year-old center already has 193 points in his first four NHL seasons (266 games). The Avs are a young, offensive-minded team that will win games by scoring, which makes this potential point-per-game producer a very good fantasy option.

2012-13

Duchene missed a huge chunk of last season to knee and ankle injuries, playing just 58 games and scoring 28 points (14G, 14A), falling well short of the 67 points he registered in his sophomore season. Assuming he comes back healthy, there's no reason to believe he can't return to being the 55-65 point player he was in his first two seasons. Remember – at just 21 years of age, Duchene has yet to hit his prime and should only continue to get better. After last season, many of your fellow fantasy owners will have dropped him a few spots on their depth charts, so be prepared to pick him up on the cheap.

2011-12

Last season, Duchene celebrated his sophomore campaign by leading the Avs in total points (67), and tying for first in goals (27) and assists (40). At just 20 years old, Duchene has undeniably become the face of the Avs franchise and a leader both on the ice and in the dressing room. On a fantasy basis, Duchene's supporting cast became a tad weaker last season following the departures of linemate Chris Stewart and budding defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to St. Louis. However, this did not seem to slow him down much, as Duchene still managed to score 20 points (6A, 14A) in his last 23 games following the trade, with the help of linemates Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk. Furthermore, there is more help on the way in the form of second-overall draft pick Gabriel Landeskog. This season, expect more of the same from Duchene as he continues his rapid development into one of the NHL's elite players. A point-per-game season should be well within his grasp this year.

2010-11

At just 18 years old, Duchene enjoyed a very successful rookie season with the Avalanche, finishing third in scoring with 55 points, and second in goals with 24. Among NHL rookies, he finished first in points, and tied for first in goals. Despite this, he finished third in voting for the Calder Trophy for the NHL's top rookie, behind winner Tyler Myers and second place Jimmy Howard. Duchene also added three assists in six playoff games for the Avs as they were eliminated by the Sharks in the opening round. With his skill set and stellar supporting cast, Duchene has excellent fantasy upside heading into next season. He is expected to return as the team’s second-line center alongside Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller.

2009-10

Duchene was arguably the best two-way player in this year's draft and projects as a point-per-game, first-line center in as little as three to four years. Duchene has one more year of junior eligibility, but the Avs will not hesitate to promote him to the NHL level this year, if they feel he is ready. With only T.J. Galiardi, T.J. Hensick and possibly Ryan Stoa as his only competition for the center position this season, Duchene could find himself anchoring the team's second line before too long.