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The 21-year-old has 3 goals and 6 assists in 41 games played in the NHL this season. 6 Points in 9 games for the Tucson Road Runners of the AHL.
A year removed from scoring 20 goals and 44 points for the Arizona Coyotes. Duclair has struggled to produce this season in the midst of a sophomore slump.
Duclair himself appears to be struggling partly due to a combination of factors; his ice time and shooting percentage are both significantly down from last season, and he’s also been separated from his good friend Max Domi. (Louis Pannone)(hockeywriters.com).
n the final year of his rookie contract Duclair is a RFA this off season and will need to be protected in the expansion draft.
Duclair is a speedy sniper who relies on his great skating ability to create chances and has dynamic offensive talent to make the most of the opportunity. With the ability to make plays at top speed and sizzling acceleration, Duclair often only needs the slimmest of openings before he’s on the attack. More of a shoot-first player, Duclair’s shot is extremely accurate, but he needs to be more consistent. Furthermore, he would be well served to round out his game and add significant strength.
According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the Arizona Coyotes forward could be on the market.
“I’m hearing teams are saying that Duclair could be had at the right price,” Kypreos said during Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. (sportsnet.ca)
In order to complete a deal for the Pointe-Claire, Quebec native the Philadelphia Flyers will most likely need to part with a young a defenseman. Is General Manager Ron Hextall willing to move one of his defensive prospects from his stockpile to bring in added skill upfront?