Duclair with the New York Rangers in October 2014
August 26, 1995|
Laval, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets|
New York Rangers
80th overall, 2013|
New York Rangers
Anthony Duclair (born August 26, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Duclair was selected by the New York Rangers in the third round (80th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and has also played for the Arizona Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Duclair spent three seasons with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He scored an impressive 50 goals in 59 games during the 2013–14 QMJHL season. Duclair was rewarded for his outstanding play being named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team.
New York Rangers
On January 2, 2014, Duclair was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. Duclair impressed the Rangers with his performance in the 2014–15 preseason, leading the team with 5 points in 5 games. On October 6, 2014, defenceman Steven Kampfer and centre Andrew Yogan were traded to the Florida Panthers for forward Joey Crabb, securing an opening-night roster position for Duclair.
On October 27, 2014, Duclair scored his first NHL goal against Darcy Kuemper of the Minnesota Wild. On January 6, 2015, Duclair was assigned to the Quebec Remparts for the remainder of 2014–15 season.
Arizona Coyotes' general manager Don Maloney confirmed fan speculation by stating that he acquired Duclair from the New York Rangers in the hopes that he would develop line chemistry with a rookie they already possessed, Max Domi. This is due to the fact that during the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship both Duclair and Domi showed visible chemistry and were key components in leading team Canada to gold.
On October 14, 2015, Duclair scored his first career NHL hat trick in a 4-0 shutout against the Anaheim Ducks. Fellow rookie Max Domi pitched in a goal of his own and an assist on one of Duclair's goals.
On January 19, 2017, Duclair was demoted to the team's AHL affiliate team, the Tucson Roadrunners, due to a lack of production. On March 3, 2017 he returned to the Coyotes.
On January 4, 2018, it was reported that Duclair had requested to be traded by the Arizona Coyotes.
On January 10, 2018, Duclair was traded, along with Coyotes' defenceman Adam Clendening, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forwards Richard Pánik and Laurent Dauphin. His inconsistency carried over to the Blackhawks, after making an initial impact he finished the season scoreless in his last 14 games and finished the season appearing in 23 games for 8 points for Chicago.
On June 25, 2018, as a restricted free agent Duclair was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Blackhawks and was released to explore free agency.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||Lac St-Louis Lions||QMAAA||34||25||32||57||36||14||9||14||23||20|
|2014–15||New York Rangers||NHL||18||1||6||7||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
Awards and honours
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament gold medal||2012|||
|QMJHL First Team All-Star||2013–14|||
|IIHF World U20 Championships gold medal||2015|||
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