Anthony Duclair - Photo Courtesy of ca.sports.yahoo.com

 

Anthony Duclair, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 176

Born: 1995-07-26

Hometown: Pointe-Clair, QC, CAN

Drafted: 2013 by New York Rangers, 80th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

May 2015- Duclair's is showing no signs of slowing down as his thrilling but long and grueling season continues at the Mastercard Memorial Cup. His Quebec Remparts nearly won the QMJHL title earlier this week but lost in game seven of the President Cup Final versus Rimouski Oceanic, 2-1 in double overtime. But Quebec is the host team and will still get to compete for the Memorial Cup. After a slow start to the playoff's his play has picked up, in 22 games Duclair has eight goals and 18 assists to rank fourth among scorers with 26 points. In the finals vs. Rimouski he tallied four multi-point games, receiving CHL Player of the Week on May 12th. Some red flags were raised after the Coyotes acquired Duclair when he was a healthy scratch, for a perceived lack of effort by Quebec. He admitted the problem saying he was tired, picking up his play finishing strongly with 15 goals and 34 points in 26 games. With Duclair's junior career coming to an end, look for him to give everything he's got to go out on top. Keith Duggan

 

March 2015- Anthony Duclair was involved in a massive trade that went down on March 1st. He was traded along with John Moore, the Rangers 2016 first-round pick and the Rangers 2015 second-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and a 2016 fourth-round pick. This is a big boost for Duclair as he goes to a rebuilding Coyotes team, where he is expected to play in 2015-16. Possibly on a line with former WJC linemate Max Domi, which he showed excellent chemistry with at the 15 tournament. Keith Duggan

 

January 2015 – Duclair won the gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship. In seven games Duclair had four goals, four assists, 16 PIM, a plus-11 rating with 21 shots on goal. Duclair played on Canada's top line with two super prospects in Sam Reinhart and Max Domi. Duclair was dominant on the ice and his NHL experience definitely helped him. He played with a physical edge, fought for pucks and got into battles during the tourney. His speed is incredible, displaying good separation speed which created a lot of chances on the rush. After the WJC tournament, the New York Rangers quickly made a decision on Duclair and has assigned the forward to the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL where he will compete for a CHL Memorial Cup with the hosst team. Jozsef Kurtosi

 

December 2014 – Duclair started the season hot with six points in nine games with the New York Rangers but since then had one point in the same amount of games. He was healthy scratch a number of times in November. The Rangers forward corps is relatively healthy and very deep this year, so they can’t get him a top six spot which he needs to produce offensively. Rangers made the right choice and release Duclair to play in the coming WJC, where he will play top line minutes for Team Canada.Jozsef Kurtosi

 

October 2014 – The speedster has started the season with the New York Rangers. Duclair had an impressive training camp and he earned the 2014 Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award, which is given to the best New York rookie in training camp. He scored three goals and five points in five preseason games for the Rangers, which helped his case to make the team. Duclair has size and extraordinary speed. He has been relentless on the puck and has a nose for the net. The Rangers haven’t determined yet what will happen with Duclair this year. Most likely he get some games before going back to Quebec for his last junior season. He and Buchnevich is the most exciting prospects in Rangers organization since Chris Kreider. Jozsef Kurtosi

 

September 2014 – Anthony Duclair scored 50 goals and finished sixth in the QMJHL in points last season with 99. His defensive game has improved during the season and he added some strength which has helped his ability to create offense. He has tremendous speed and hands with excellent passing skills. Unfortunately Duclair’s breakout season ended before QMJHL playoffs begin in March because he suffered a concussion. His injury healed completely in three month, so he was allowed to take part of Rangers Annual Rookie Development Camp in late June, where he was one of the best performer. Duclair also were invited to the Hockey Canada's summer evaluation camp in August. He has one season left of junior eligibility and most likely will return to Quebec. With his tremendous season under his belt, Duclair will make Team Canada at the World Juniors this December and also get to play in the Memorial Cup which Quebec is hosting in 2015. Jozsef Kurtosi

 

February 2014 - For the second straight week, Anthony Duclair earn's CHL Player of the Week honours (ending February 2nd) after scoring three times and adding 10 points in two games for Quebec. Red HOT! Brendan Ross

 

January 2014 - The Canadian Hockey League named Anthony Duclair the CHL Player of the Week (ending January 26th) after notching five goals and eight points in three weekly games with the Quebec Remparts, finishing with a plus-3 rating. Brendan Ross

 

January 2014 - Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair is red hot in the Quebec League as he is coming off a four-point effort January 23rd and has run off 25 points over his past dozen contests. Duclair trails only Anthony Mantha in QMJHL scoring with 71 points through 45 games and leads in goals (40) as of January 24th. Brendan Ross

 

June 2013 – As the Quebec Remparts’ rookie scoring star in 2011-12, Anthony Duclair entered his draft year with lofty expectations after posting 66 points as a freshman (63 games). Duclair failed to match his rookie production as the speedy dynamic skater only etched 20 goals and 50 points into the scoresheet. Blessed with tremendous skating ability, among tops of the 2013 class, Duclair uses his best weapon to create scoring chances by breaking wide on defenders. He owns a good set of mitts and has certainly shown star potential on some shifts. Duclair’s biggest weakness appears to be in his attempts to do too much and force the play, often leading to unwanted turnovers. Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: A-

 

Duclair’s speed and puck handling ability combine to make a dangerous offensive player and should be a top-six complimentary winger with lots of upside.

 

 

Footage:

Anthony Duclair's Sweet Goal Against Slovakia December 26th 2014

 

 

Duclair buries gorgeous saucer pass from Nash (2014.09.26):

 

 

 

Moore's nifty dish sets up Duclair (2014.09.30.)

 

 

 

Duclair tears up the QMJHL in his rookie campaign (2011-12):

 

 

 

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