Read: Anthony Duclair’s skill set

Anthony DuclairAnthony Duclair’s former coach in midget hockey says that Duclair is someone who can beat you in different ways. He says that Duclair can score with a “dazzling” deke or “straight up with a shot.” (Montreal Gazette)

Duclair says that his game is offensive minded but he is working on becoming more defensive minded. (HF)

In three preseason games for Quebec, Duclair has three goals and 5 assists.

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Read: Anthony Duclair thinks he can adapt to any role

Anthony Duclair`Anthony Duclair thinks that he can adapt to any role he is given if he makes Team Canada at the World Juniors this December. (La Presse)

He said that when you play with so many talented players you don’t always get to play the same role that you do with your junior team but he wants to help the team in any way possible. (La Presse)

So far, Duclair has skated on Canada’s top line with Sam Reinhart and with other 2014 first rounders Nick Ritchie and Sam Bennett.

Canada coach Benoit Groulx said that Duclair has had a good week of practice, made good plays and can be happy with his performance. (La Presse)

Gordie Clark says that he hopes Duclair makes Team Canada so the organization can see how he handles the pressure of being in a big spot and playing for his country in front of his friends and family. (Rangers)

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Read: Anthony Duclair had an assist last night and another strong game

Anthony DuclairAnthony Duclair picked up an assist last night in Canada’s win over Russia.

He skated on a line with Sam Reinhart (2nd overall) and Sam Bennett (4th overall) and fed Reinhart for the goal.

Corey Pronman listed Duclair as one of the players that he “liked” in the second period last night. He thinks that Duclair, while referencing another player, could be a strong candidate to make the Canada team.

Canada coach Benoit Groulx says that Duclair has had a strong week and has been using his speed and skill. (Gazette)

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Read: Anthony Duclair was impressive last night for Team Canada

Last night, in Team Canada’s win over the Czech Republic, Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair had a goal and an assist while he skated on a line with two 2014 first round picks, Sam Reinhart and Nick Ritchie. (HC)

Corey Pronman listed Duclair as a player he liked in the first and second periods and said that he scored a highlight reel goal and had a strong game. He added that Duclair was consistent on the ice, was hitting and playing hard. (Pronman)

His goal was called:

  • “particularly impressive” (RDS)
  • A “great goal” where he beat everyone without help. (TVA)
  • “a great rush” (Gord Miller)
  • “dazzling dangle, worth the price of admission” (Buzzing the Net)

Because of his past injury history, Duclair presents a risk for Team Canada at the World Juniors but also showed last night that he can provide a high reward. (Buzzing the Net)

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An animated version of the goal is below

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Read: Anthony Duclair has two good options for this coming season

7/10/14| 10:35AM | During Rangers prospect camp, 20113 third round pick and 50 goal scorer Anthony Duclair was asked about his options for next season which are to play with the Rangers or return to Quebec for his final year in the QMJHL.

Duclair said that he understands it’s a long shot to make the team as a 19 year old but he will give it everything he has and will see what happens. He adds that if he does go back to Quebec he expects to have another “great year” and also get to play in the Memorial Cup which Quebec is hosting. (Rangers)

Jeff Gorton and Gordie Clark previously discussed what Duclair’s options are for next year.

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Read: Anthony Duclair was a steal/what next year could be for him

Anthony Duclair has one season left of junior eligibility and can either spend next season with the Rangers or return to Quebec in the QMJHL.

Duclair had 50 goals and 49 assists last season for Quebec.

Asked about Duclair, Gordie Clark said, “we saw him a lot in the season and he just ratcheted his speed up to another level in the second half and that is what caused a lot of those goals. We are hoping for a World Junior invite for him and let him get that experience but they are also in the Memorial Cup so he will go deep into the season next year which is good for him.” (Rangers)

Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton said, “he was good last year when he came to camp and he took off when he got back to Quebec. We are always looking for a young guy to make the team, it’s good for everything, the room, the cap, there are a lot of reasons why we want young players to make our team. Will he do it, I don’t know but we are never in a situation where we will say that he is going back to junior no matter what, we would love for a guy to come in at 19 and make our team, a guy with speed like that, with the way we play, I think he would be a good fit for us. Cross our fingers that he is healthy but if he isn’t he will go back and hopefully score 60 goals instead of 50.” (Rangers)A

On Duclair, Craig Button said during the NHL Draft, “Duclair was a third round pick last year….steal. It’s so interesting, we heard a lot about Anthony Deangelo and Josh Ho-Sang in this years draft and can they fit in with a team, maturity issues, same thing with Anthony Duclair going in the third round. It’s a steal, he should have been a first round pick. He is a big time, outstanding athlete and really good player. He got in the cross-hairs of Patrick Roy with the Quebec Remparts but people might say, he listen, that is is the lightning rod that got him to mature a bit but at the smae time it’s what allowed the Rangers to get him in the third round.”

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Read: Maturing and two-way hockey were things that led to a big year for Anthony Duclair

Anthony Duclair finished sixth in the QMJHL in points last season with 99.

His numbers by season for Quebec in the QMJHL are:

  • 11-12: 31 goals and 35 assists in 63 games
  • 12-13: 20 goals and 30 assists in 55 games
  • 13-14 50 goals and 49 assists in 59 games

When asked what allowed him to jump so high in points, Duclair said that his approach on the ice didn’t change and that his focus is always on trying to be the hardest working player on the ice. He said that he matured over his first two seasons and that improving his defense has allowed him to be a n all-around player which has helped his offense. Duclair said that he is focusing on working harder off the ice to add some strength. (

Duclair can rival the speed of Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider and has the chance to use that asset to be a game breaker. He has “soft hands” and “excellent” passing skills but the question will be whether he can match his speed and offensive skills to be a “real threat.” (HF)

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The Rangers signed Duclair to an entry-level deal in January but that deal can slide one more year if he plays in the QMJHL.

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Read: The season Anthony Duclair is having

So far this season, Anthony Duclair has 50 goals and 44 assists, in 55 games, to rank him first in goals and second in points in the QMJHL.

This is Duclair’s third season in the QMJHL and in his previous two he had:

  • 11-12: 31 goals and 35 assists in 63 games
  • 12-13: 20 goals and 30 assists in 55 games.

Gordie Clark says that when he walks into most arenas people come up to him to tell him about the year Duclair is having. (Rangers)

Duclair describes his game as being based around speed, having a quick release and not being afraid to go into the corners. (Rangers)

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NEWS: Rangers Sign Prospect Anthony Duclair

The Rangers have come to terms with 2013 third-round pick Anthony Duclair on an entry level deal. (Rangers)

Duclair, 18, has 31 goals and 26 assists in 37 games in the QMJHL this season. He ranks third in the QMJHL this season.

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Duclair is in his third-year in the QMJHL and has one-more year of eligibility left. If he doesn’t make the Rangers next season his contract will slide and not count against the Rangers list of 50 contracts.

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