|Born||August 26 1995,|
Laval, Quebec, Canada
|5 ft 11 in (0 m)|
186 lb (84 kg; 13)
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||80th overall, 2013|
New York Rangers
Anthony Duclair (born August 26, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward for the Ottawa Senators 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, the organization with which he began his NHL career. Duclair has also played in the NHL for the Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Duclair was born in Laval, Quebec, and grew up in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. He is of Haitian descent. As a youth, he played in the 2008 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Montreal Canadiens minor ice hockey team. His uncle Farell Duclair played in the Canadian Football League.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Junior[edit | edit source]
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 season. Duclair was rewarded for his outstanding play being named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team.
Professional[edit | edit source]
New York Rangers[edit | edit source]
On January 2, 2014, Duclair signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. Duclair impressed the Rangers with his performance in the 2014–15 pre-season, leading the team with five points in five games. On October 6, 2014, defenceman Steven Kampfer and centre Andrew Yogan were traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Joey Crabb, securing an opening-night roster position for Duclair.
Duclair scored his first NHL goal on October 27, 2014, against Darcy Kuemper of the Minnesota Wild. On January 6, 2015, Duclair was assigned to the Quebec Remparts for the remainder of the 2014–15 season.
Arizona Coyotes[edit | edit source]
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 Arizona already possessed, Max Domi. This was due to the fact that during the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, Duclair and Domi both showed visible chemistry and were key components in leading Canada to gold.
On October 14, 2015, Duclair scored his first career NHL hat-trick in a 4–0 shut-out win against the Anaheim Ducks. Fellow rookie Max Domi pitched in a goal of his own and an assist on one of Duclair's goals. In Duclair's first full season in the NHL, he developed instant line chemistry with Domi, earning the duo the nickname "The Killer D's".
On January 4, 2018, it was reported that Duclair had requested to be traded from the Coyotes.
Chicago Blackhawks[edit | edit source]
On January 10, 2018, Duclair was traded (alongside 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[edit | edit source]
Ottawa Senators[edit | edit source]
On February 23, 2019, Duclair was traded to the Ottawa Senators (along with second-round picks in 2020 and 2021) in exchange for Ryan Dzingel and a seventh-round pick in 2019. Only a few days before the trade, Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella publicly criticized Duclair, saying that Duclair "doesn't know how to play".
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||53||11||8||19||12||—||—||—||—||–|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
International[edit | edit source]
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|QMJHL First Team All-Star||2013–14|||
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament gold medal||2012|||
|World Junior Championships gold medal||2015|||
References[edit | edit source]
- Haitian Hockey Star?. CaribJournal (September 30, 2014). Retrieved on February 18, 2015.
- Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA (2018).
- Leonard, Pat (November 15, 2014). NY Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair has skills to make an impact - now and in future. Daily News. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved on May 1, 2015.
- Val-d'Or's Anthony Mantha named QMJHL MVP at Golden Puck Awards. HuffPost (April 3, 2014).
- Rangers agree to terms with Duclair. New York Rangers (January 2, 2014). Retrieved on January 2, 2014.
- Rangers Score Five in the Third Period for 5-4 Win. New York Rangers (October 27, 2014). Retrieved on October 28, 2014.
- Rangers Assign Duclair to Quebec. New York Rangers (January 6, 2015). Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved on January 7, 2014.
- Rangers send Duclair to juniors, can't return until Stanley Cup. New York Post (January 6, 2015). Retrieved on January 7, 2014.
- Rangers acquire D-man Yandle from Coyotes: report. National Hockey League (March 1, 2015). Retrieved on March 1, 2015.
- Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney: 'These were moves that needed to be made' - Arizona Sports (March 3, 2015).
- Canada holds off Russia to win gold at WJC. National Hockey League.
- Arizona Coyotes - Anaheim Ducks - October 14th, 2015. National Hockey League.
- Killer Ds Making Hockey in Arizona Matter (November 4, 2015).
- Former Rangers phenom wants out of the desert. New York Post (January 4, 2018). Retrieved on January 5, 2018.
- Blackhawks acquire Duclair and Clendening from Coyotes. National Hockey League (January 10, 2018). Retrieved on January 10, 2018.
- "Blackhawks cut ties with Anthony Duclair". Chicago Tribune (June 25, 2018). Retrieved on June 25, 2018.
- Blue Jackets sign Anthony Duclair to one-year deal - Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet (July 5, 2018). Retrieved on July 5, 2018.
- Senators deal Ryan Dzingel to Blue Jackets, too. Retrieved on February 23, 2019.
- John Tortorella rips Anthony Duclair: 'I don't think he knows how to play'. Yahoo! News (2019-02-20). Retrieved on 2019-04-07.
- NHL.com (June 17, 2019). Duclair signs one-year, $1.65 million contract with Senators. Retrieved on June 23, 2019.
- Val-D'Ors Mantha named QMJHL MVP. Yahoo! Sports (March 20, 2014). Retrieved on March 20, 2014.
- 22 CHL Players win 2012 Ivan Hlinka U18 Gold. Canadian Hockey League.
- 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Roster
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