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Panther Player Highlight: Anthony Duclair

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Introduction

Every month, there will be an article highlighting one of the Florida Panthers’ players. For this month, we are looking at a very talented center wing. He is none other than Anthony Duclair. We are going to a look at the overall hockey history, his overall gameplay, his significance as a hockey player, and how he is an amazing hockey player to be reckoned with. Let us go ahead and for us to get to know number 10 for the Flordia Panthers.

A Little Bit about Anthony Duclair

Anthony Duclair is 26 years old and he is originally from Laval, QC, Canada. His youth team was the AHM Saint-Leonard. It is easy to see that he has talent from an early age. He has been an amazing player by the time he started to come into the MMBAA league in the 2009-2010 season. With this in mind, it is time to dive into his time as a hockey player and how he changed the game.

Before the NHL

Duclair has been an awesome player since he started playing youth league. Then he started playing in the 2009-2010 season. His average goals between 2009-2015 are around 25.1. His average assists during that time are around 24.55. It is a really good start for him and for him to start into the NHL.

Intro into the NHL

In 2015, Duclair was a third-round pick at 19th pick for the New York Rangers. In the 2013 draft, he was the 80th overall pick. Based on the averages of his games played to the total from his time, it’s easy to see why the Rangers picked Duclair. Even if he only played for a year, he made an impression already in the NHL.

Time with the Arizona Coyotes

Duclair’s time with the Arizona Coyotes and the AHL affiliate Tucson Roadrunners has been wonderful. From 2015-2017, this has been a successful run. The average score for goals is about 11.66. The average score for assists is about 15.66. Compared to his time with the Rangers, he has improved his numbers and has proved himself as a great center wing.

Time with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Columbus Blue Jackets

After a couple of seasons with the Coyotes, in the same 2017-2018 season, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. During this time, his goals and assists were pretty good, especially during an exchange of teams. In the 2018 season, Duclair was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. During this time, there was not much playing time. His average goals during this time are at 6.5. The average assists during this time frame are at 7. Even with that short stent, he was really starting to pick up his playing game.

Time with the Ottawa Senators

After the time with the Blackhawks and the Blue Jackets. Duclair was traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2019. Once he started playing with the Senators, he started to show how amazing of a player he is. His average goals during this time are 15.5. His average assists are 11.5. Duclair has proven his talent and skills during this time.

Time with the Florida Panthers

In 2020, Duclair was traded from the Senators to the Florida Panthers. According to Duclair, this feels like the right fit when he was signed to the Panthers. Even during the pandemic, Duclair has proven himself to be the perfect fit for the Panthers. His average goals at this time are 15. His average assists at this time are 19.5. The way he is playing, his projection looks good and he is going nothing but up.

Conclusion

Anthony Duclair as a player is very talented and very skilled. From the time he played before the NHL to now one of the strongest wingers on the Florida Panthers. Even against all odds, Duclair has proven himself as one of the most talented players in the NHL and he will continue to do so.

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My name is Charity Martin. I'm 29 years old. I'm from the state of Georgia. My favorite sports to watch is Baseball, Hockey, and Gymnastics. I cover the Miami Marlins for OTH Baseball as well as the Florida Panthers for OTH Hockey. My favorite teams are the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs, New Jersey Devils, and Florida Panthers.