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9 Matt Duchene C
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 1/16/1991 | Birthplace: Halliburton, Ontario, Canada | Team: Colorado Avalanche | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $3,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 94/69 | Average Draft Position: 42.62
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2/28/2015

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs' Duchene Assists Twice In Win

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Assists Twice In Win

News: Matt Duchene set up two goals in Friday's shootout win over the Stars.
Analysis: Matt Duchene helped the Avs get on the board halfway through the second period, leaving the puck for Tyson Barrie at the right circle to even the score at 1-1. He would later get credit for a secondary assist on Jarome Iginla's marker, giving him a total of seven points in his five games against the Stars this season.

2/17/2015

Matt Duchene, C, COL Points In Four Straight For Avs' Duchene

Matt Duchene

Points In Four Straight For Avs' Duchene

News: Matt Duchene potted a goal and chipped in an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: Dutchy now has points in four straight, getting on the scoresheet six times in that span. His 15 goals and 22 assists are still a colossal disappointment in comparison to the 70 points in 71 games he put up last season, but there's still a plethora of value to be had here. With that being said, he's still an elite talent and owners should have no qualms about keeping the 24-year-old active at all times in the final two months of the season.

2/9/2015

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Collects Two Points In Loss

News: Matt Duchene scored his 14th goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Matt Duchene had previously gone six straight games without a goal, something we have seen happen multiple times this season. With 33 points in 54 games, Duchene has been an overall disappointment in fantasy, but that doesn't mean the second-line center still isn't valuable in most formats. His ability to explode at any given moment makes him worth owning in the majority of fantasy leagues.

1/22/2015

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Nabs Assist Wednesday

News: Matt Duchene nabbed an assist in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.
Analysis: It's been a largely disappointing season for Matt Duchene, who has provided 29 points in 48 contests after chugging along at a point-per-game clip in 2013-14. A major reason for the scoring downturn has been a decline in his shot attempts; he's averaging 2.43 per game compared to the 3.05 he posted a year ago.

1/11/2015

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs' Duchene Heating Up

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Heating Up

News: Matt Duchene sniped his 11th goal of the season -- a game-winner -- and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the visiting Stars. He also fired six shots on goal and skated to a plus-2.
Analysis: After a disappointing first half of the season, Dutchy now has five points over his last four games and 26 in 42 contests this year. While he'll still fall significantly short of last season's beasty 70-point campaign, there's real potential for the 23-year-old to go off on an extended scoring binge in the second half as the Avs will need all hands on deck to have any shot of getting back in the playoffs. Matt Duchene is one of the quickest, most dynamic -- and dangerous -- snipers in the game, and should not be undervalued as the second half of the season commences.

1/5/2015

Matt Duchene, C, COL Goals Hard To Come By For Avs' Duchene

Matt Duchene

Goals Hard To Come By For Avs' Duchene

News: Matt Duchene collected an assist in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Matt Duchene now has assists in back-to-back games, but it's not enough to make up for the one point he put up in his previous eight contests. The center hasn't netted a goal since Dec. 11, and coach Patrick Roy's ongoing line-tinkering maneuvers haven't been able to ignite his production.

12/12/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Keys Win Thursday

News: Matt Duchene scored a goal, added an assist, went plus-2 and finished things off by tallying in the shootout Thursday against Winnipeg.
Analysis: A big game for Matt Duchene, who'd gone without a point over the last two, including last Friday's matchup with these same Jets. We're still looking for more consistency both from him and the Avs as a whole, but things are looking up for Duchene, who has six points over the last six games.

11/29/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Nets Two Points In Win

News: Matt Duchene scored a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Dallas on Saturday.
Analysis: It's been an up-and-down season for Matt Duchene and the Avs this season, but on Saturday night Duchene put in one of his strongest performances with two points and six shots on net while winning 62 percent of his draws. He now has 16 points in 24 games this season, a respectable total, but still far off from his point-per-game pace last year. Duchene has the talent but has yet to establish himself as an elite player in the NHL.

11/15/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Nets Winner

News: Matt Duchene netted the game winner late in the third period of Saturday's game to lift Colorado to a 3-2 victory over New Jersey.
Analysis: He now has three points, including two goals, in his last two games, but just six points in his last 11. Hopefully this is the start of a sweet streak.

11/13/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Puts Up Two Points

News: Matt Duchene opened the scoring Thursday with his fifth goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Matt Duchene hasn't really been able to get things going this year, as he'd registered on the scoresheet but once in six games entering Thursday's action. He's well off his normal pace, but the 2009 No. 3 overall pick is sure to pick things up.

11/6/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Duchene Snaps Mini Slump For Avs

News: Matt Duchene snapped a three-game scoreless slump with a third-period goal Thursday, and he tallied in the shootout as well, helping the Avs to a 4-3 win over Toronto.
Analysis: He'd gone minus-3 over those last three contests and had in fact collected just two assists over his prior six games entering Thursday's action. But Matt Duchene is way too talented to slump like that for long, so it's no surprise to see him get back on the horse.

10/31/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Duchene Tallies Two Helpers For Avs

News: Matt Duchene collected a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Islanders.
Analysis: He'd gone scoreless for a whole two games, so of course that had to end. Matt Duchene is a smidge off the pace with nine points in 11 games, but when all's said and done, he'll be close to a point-per-game player. The only real question is how many games he'll be healthy enough to play in.

10/25/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL Avs' Duchene Dominates In Win

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Dominates In Win

News: Matt Duchene had a goal, two assists and six shots on goal in Friday's win over the Canucks.
Analysis: A dominant effort from Matt Duchene, who has come alive after going scoreless in his first two games. The 23-year-old has three goals and six points in his last five games, to go with a plus-1 rating. Forget the slow start, this is the Duchene we have grown to know. The Avalanche broke out offensively Friday, and Duchene was right in the middle of it. Keep rolling him.

10/19/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Attempts 10 Shots In Loss

News: Matt Duchene unleashed 10 shot attempts -- finding the net for his second goal of the season in the third period -- in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens.
Analysis: The 10 shots nearly doubled the 12 combined attempts Matt Duchene racked up in the Avs' first five games. While he seems to be working his way out of a sluggish start to the season, Duchene will need his fellow linemates to step things up quickly if he hopes to surpass his 2013-14 output of 70 points.

10/15/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Bags First Goal

News: Matt Duchene supplied his first goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: A wild scramble for the puck late in the second in the second period resulted in some poor defensive positioning for the Maple Leafs, allowing Matt Duchene to take full advantage. Duchene was on the ice for the Leafs' other two goals on the evening, however, resulting in him skating to a minus-1.

10/7/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Finishes Preseason Strong

News: Matt Duchene concluded the preseason with one goal, three assists and a minus-3 rating in six games played.
Analysis: Coming off a 70-point season in 2013-14, Matt Duchene may be in line for further improvement in offensive output this season. He played in 71 games last season before falling victim to a knee injury, so if health permits, his counting totals figure to increase in all the major categories. Duchene is set to serve on Colorado's second line with Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla, as well as seeing some power-play time with a talent-rich unit that includes Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon.

4/29/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Picks Up Assist In Return

News: Matt Duchene registered an assist in his return from a knee injury in Monday's Game 6 loss to the Wild.
Analysis: Matt Duchene saw 18:52 of ice time in his first action in almost a month, but didn't quite do enough to help the Avalanche finish off the Wild. He attempted no shots on goal, and wasn't very active defensively, either, logging one blocked shot and no hits.

4/28/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Will Play In Game 6

News: Matt Duchene (knee) will play in Monday's Game 6 against the Wild, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.
Analysis: Sidelined for the past 13 games with the injury, Matt Duchene received clearance to join the lineup after successfully completing two morning skates and taking part in warmups Monday without incident. He'll start on the fourth line after the lengthy absence, but if the Avs can dispatch the Wild and advance to the next round, Duchene could resume playing his usual amount of minutes.

4/28/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Game-Time Decision Monday

News: Matt Duchene (knee) is a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Wild.
Analysis: Matt Duchene skated with Ryan O'Reilly and P.A. Parenteau at the Avs' morning skate Monday, which bodes well for his Game 6 status, but official confirmation -- one way or the other -- may not come until the team's pregame warmups.

4/28/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene May Play Monday

News: Matt Duchene (knee) skated with Ryan O'Reilly and P.A. Parenteau at the Avs' morning skate Monday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: More on Matt Duchene's status as Monday's faceoff approaches, but based on the Avs' morning skate, a return to action for Game 6 against the Wild looks plausible for the forward.

4/27/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Making Progress

News: Matt Duchene (knee) skated Sunday, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: It remains to be seen if Matt Duchene will be able to play in Monday's Game 6 against the Wild, but if he does suit up, the report suggests that the forward may see work on the fourth line and on the Avs' power play out of the gate.

4/26/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Ruled Out For Game 5

News: Matt Duchene (knee) took part in the Avs' morning skate but has been officially ruled out for Game 5, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: Matt Duchene was quickly ruled out for Game 5 earlier in the week, but his participation at morning skate sparked debate of whether he could make a surprise return. However, coach Patrick Roy clarified that Duchene will, indeed, sit out. Consider him questionable for Monday's Game 6, with another update expected Sunday.

4/24/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Out For Game 5

News: Matt Duchene (knee) will not play in Saturday's Game 5 against the Wild, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.
Analysis: Matt Duchene was ruled out shortly after the conclusion of Game 4, which saw the Avs thoroughly dominated by the Wild. While the star center won't play Saturday, his team isn't in any position to take a cautious approach, with the series knotted at 2-2. Duchene has not been ruled out beyond Game 5.

4/23/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene Nearing Return

News: Matt Duchene (knee) could return before the end of the first round, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The center skated hard Tuesday, and while he's not expected to be back for Game 4 on Thursday, there's still a chance Matt Duchene could return before the series is over. He racked up 23 goals and 47 assists in 71 games during the regular season, and would provide a much needed boost to the struggling Colorado power play that has gone just 1-11 through the first three games of the playoffs.

4/21/2014

Matt Duchene, C, COL

Matt Duchene

Avs' Duchene To Start Skating Monday

News: Matt Duchene (knee) will join the Avalanche for the two-game road swing in Minnesota, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Matt Duchene will resume skating Monday, but it's still looking unlikely that he'll be available for Round 1. However, with the Avalanche already owning a commanding 2-0 lead, the series could end up going as few as four games, affording ample time for Duchene to rest up before Round 2 commences.