2009 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche draft Matt Duchene, 3rd overall

  103_0100_medium

With the third pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, the Colorado Avalanche select goal-scoring forward Matt Duchene.  Initially rumored to be on the Islanders' radar, Duchene landed more or less where scouts and pundits expected him to go.  Check out Mile High Hockey for fan reactions and info.

(OHL Brampton) GP G A P PIM
2008 - Matt Duchene (Center)
57 31 48 79 42

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

The list of what Duchene could contribute in the NHL is impressive. Duchene was voted best playmaker and stickhandler in the Eastern Conference by OHL coaches, but it's his skating that sets him apart from so many others.

TSN

A complete player, along the lines of a Steve Yzerman.  Duchene has impressive speed and checking ability, and this year he showed that he has outstanding hands and can come through the clutch.  

Hockey's Future

Along with speed and talent, Duchene has above-average hockey sense, which means he will be able to handle himself at both ends of the ice.

The Hockey News

THE EVIDENCE


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join PensBurgh

You must be a member of PensBurgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at PensBurgh. You should read them.

Join PensBurgh

You must be a member of PensBurgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at PensBurgh. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker