Matt Duchene Profile
Matt DucheneHt/Wt: 5' 11"/200 lbs
Team: Brampton (OHL)
Matt Duchene's Player ProfileStruggled a little early on last season adjusting to the OHL pace of the game, but made the transition later in the season quite well. Has great hands and possesses one the best shots in the OHL, with a very quick release. Was guilty of passing too much and not shooting enough, given the depth of line-mates he had. Make no mistake though. This guy is pure high-level sniper.
Is a decent passer and among the best skaters in the 2009 draft class, who can accelerate to top speed in no time. Could use his body a lot more effectively for puck protection and along the wall, but is working on it and he’ll get better given time.
Has shown he can play a defensive game quite well, but in an offensive system, this player has game breaker written all over him. Went to the under 17’s last year for Team Ontario, winning gold and was dominant, leading them in scoring with 10 points and was their best player. A player who loves to compete. This season, he already has 7 goals and 13 points in his first 12 games and is +5. At 5’11”, 196 lbs, will grow bigger and stronger yet. We love him. 45 goals and 85 points this season could be within reach and wouldn’t shock us. This guy is a big time future NHL scorer.
Submitted by: HockeyProspect.com
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