|Date of Birth||1/16/1991|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 195 lbs|
|Drafted||2009 - Rd 1 (3rd Overall) by COL|
Duchene scored the Avs' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday night.
The guy who supposedly hates Mile High is off to a hot start with six points (three goals, three assists) in as many games. The Avs will be working behind the scenes to try to convince this frustrated pivot that he should stay in town. As it stands, Duchene will likely be an Av until February's trade deadline.
Duchene had a goal and an assist as the Avalanche beat the Rangers 4-2 in the teams' opener Thursday night.
Duchene, still with the Avalanche after being involved in offseason trade rumors, got Colorado on the scoreboard 5:29 into the game. He finished with 41 points last season - his fewest since registering 28 in 58 games in 2011-12.
Duchene had a goal and an assist in Thursday's season opener against the Rangers.
Duchene has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time now, so it was good to see him tune that out and produce in the first game of the season. There's no denying the fact that he'll likely be moved in the near future, but that doesn't mean he can't be a quality fantasy producer while he remains in Colorado. Duchene is just two years removed from a 30-goal season and is capable of being an electrifying offensive player when he's at his best.