|Written by Matthew Bugg|
June 2013 - Duncan Siemens finished out 2013 with 32 points in 70 games and a very respectable plus-31. Siemens continues to develop in the WHL and as a prospect Siemens has a promising future. His play is been mean and gritty, and his defensive ability is exactly what the Avalanche are missing on the back end. With the Avalanche in a transitional period of sorts, Siemens might get his best shot yet in the next training camp. Andrew Ward
April 2012 – Siemens didn’t see the statistical dominance that some expected after his draft year. Siemens is defense first player that is one of the hardest players to get by in one-on-one situations. He moves the puck very well. In the 2011-12 season he put up 28 points in 57 games. It was an alarming drop from the 43 points he had in his draft year. Siemens will challenge for a roster spot on the Avs next year, but if he can’t crack their top six, he will dominate Major Junior and be a big part of Team Canada at the U20’s and the Saskatoon Blades as they host the Memorial Cup. – Zenon Herasymiuk
December, 2011 – After looking- and playing- like a spot in the NHL was likely right away, 2011 first round selection Duncan Siemens has not enjoyed the dominant campaign many expected of a player who posted 43 points, a +40 rating and 121 PIM in his draft year. Held to 16 points before the break, Siemens also failed to crack Team Canada. A long, luxurious skater who can ragdoll opponents in his own end, that Siemens’ offensive game has seemingly disappeared with the departure of Stefan Elliot is a sign his abilities in that department may have been overstated.
Fantasy Outlook: C-
Modest upside, but buried behind so many better offensive options
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 08:36|