22. Matt Duchesne

Duchesne was drafted 3rd overall in 2009, and fittingly he finished third in Calder Trophy voting in 2009-10 after he scored 55 Points.  The Center from Haliburton, Ontario, had a better sophomore campaign with a 67 Point season and a trip to the All-Star Game, but injuries took him out of roughly a third of the Avs games in the next two seasons.  Duchesne would have his best stat year for Colorado in 2013-14 with 70 Points, and he followed that up with two more 55 plus campaigns, the latter seeing him go his second All-Star Game.

Sadly, Colorado did not have a plethora of talent around Duschene, and he only played eight playoff games with the Avalanche.  As part of a three-team deal, he was sent to the Ottawa Senators, and he left Colorado with 428 Points in 586 Games.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 3rd Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/26/09.
  • Departed: Traded to the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team trade.  Ottawa sent Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators.  Ottawa sent Andrew Hammond, Shane Bowers, Ottawa’s 2018 1st Round Pick (protected), and Ottawa's 2019 3rd Round Pick to Colorado.  Nashville sent Samuel Girard, Vladislav Kamenev, and Nashville's 2018 2nd Round Pick 11/5/17.
  • Games Played: 586
  • Notable Statistics: 178 Goals, 250 Assists, 428 Points, 144 PIM, .73 PPG, -60 Plus/Minus, 46.0 Point Shares, 6 Points in 8 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star Games (2011 & 2016)

    First Team All-Rookie (2011)
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