Anthony Duclair

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Anthony Duclair
Anthony Duclair - New York Rangers.jpg
Duclair with the New York Rangers in October 2014
Born (1995-08-26) August 26, 1995 (age 23)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
Arizona Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 80th overall, 2013
New York Rangers
Playing career 2014–present

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.

Early years[edit]

Duclair was born in Laval, Quebec and grew up in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. He is of Haitian descent.[1] His uncle Farell Duclair played in the Canadian Football League.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

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.[3]

Professional[edit]

New York Rangers[edit]

On January 2, 2014, Duclair was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.[4] 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.[5] On January 6, 2015, Duclair was assigned to the Quebec Remparts for the remainder of 2014–15 season.[6][7]

On March 1, 2015, while with the Remparts, Duclair was traded to the Arizona Coyotes along with John Moore and two draft picks, in exchange for Keith Yandle and Chris Summers.[8]

Arizona Coyotes[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11]

In Duclair's first full season in the NHL, he developed instant line chemistry with fellow rookie Max Domi earning the duo the nickname "The Killer D's."[12]

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.[13]

Chicago Blackhawks[edit]

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.[14] 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.[15]

Columbus Blue Jackets[edit]

On July 5, 2018, Duclair signed a one-way, one-year contract worth $650,000 with the Columbus Blue Jackets.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Lac St-Louis Lions QMAAA 34 25 32 57 36 14 9 14 23 20
2011–12 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 63 31 35 66 50 11 3 5 8 8
2012–13 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 55 20 30 50 22 11 3 5 8 12
2013–14 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 59 50 49 99 56
2014–15 New York Rangers NHL 18 1 6 7 4
2014–15 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 26 15 19 34 24 22 8 18 26 18
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 81 20 24 44 49
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 58 5 10 15 14
2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 16 1 7 8 4
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 33 9 6 15 10
2017–18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 23 2 6 8 6
NHL totals 213 37 52 89 83
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2012 Piešťany
IIHF World U20 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2015 Toronto

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada Quebec WHC17 4th 6 0 4 4 4
2012 Canada Quebec WHC17 6th 4 0 1 1 8
2012 Canada IH18 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 1 1 2 8
2015 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 4 4 8 16
Junior totals 22 5 10 15 36

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year Ref
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament gold medal 2012 [17]
QMJHL First Team All-Star 2013–14 [18]
IIHF World U20 Championships gold medal 2015 [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haitian Hockey Star?". CaribJournal. September 30, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  2. ^ Leonard, Pat (November 15, 2014). "NY Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair has skills to make an impact - now and in future". nydailynews.com. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Val-d'Or's Anthony Mantha named QMJHL MVP at Golden Puck Awards". The Huffington Post. April 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Duclair". New York Rangers. 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  5. ^ "Rangers Score Five in the Third Period for 5-4 Win". New York Rangers. October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Rangers Assign Duclair to Quebec". New York Rangers. January 6, 2015. Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rangers send Duclair to juniors, can't return until Stanley Cup". New York Post. 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  8. ^ "Rangers acquire D-man Yandle from Coyotes: report". National Hockey League. March 1, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney: 'These were moves that needed to be made' - Arizona Sports". March 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "Canada holds off Russia to win gold at WJC". NHL.com.
  11. ^ "Arizona Coyotes - Anaheim Ducks - October 14th, 2015". NHL.com.
  12. ^ "Killer Ds Making Hockey in Arizona Matter". November 4, 2015.
  13. ^ Masisak, Corey (4 January 2018). "Former Rangers phenom wants out of the desert". New York Post. New York Post. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Duclair and Clendening from Coyotes". NHL.com. Chicago Blackhawks. January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  15. ^ "Blackhawks cut ties with Anthony Duclair". Chicago Tribune. 2018-06-25. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  16. ^ "Blue Jackets sign Anthony Duclair to one-year deal - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  17. ^ "22 CHL Players win 2012 Ivan Hlinka U18 Gold – CHL". www.chl.ca.
  18. ^ "Val-D'Ors Mantha named QMJHL MVP". Yahoo! Sports. 2014-03-20. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  19. ^ 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Roster

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