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)


The last Ranger to put up that amount of points in junior was Christian Thomas.

During his third season in the OHL, Thomas had 54 goals and 45 assists in 66 games.

Thomas was listed at 5-9, 170 while Duclair is 5-11, 184.

Read more about Duclair, HERE.




9 comments
bigb22
bigb22

I may be mistaken, I do not completely understand the rules, but I believe Duclair is not eligible to play in the AHL next season.  Very unfortunate, because I do not believe another year in the CHL is going to help his development much.  He needs to go have a year to adjust to the AHL and then 2nd year to dominate the AHL, and then he should be ready.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

The Rangers front office for the most part do not rush their prospects into the NHL. As a matter of fact, you could say that they keep them in the AHL too long (see Evgeny Grachev). Next season there are 4 players from Hartford that are good and should be ready to secure a roster spot and they are J.T. Miller, Danny Kristo, Dylan McIIrath and Conner Allen. What do you think their chances are?????very slim, because this is New York and the premise is having a playoff team every year. Personally, I believe that if a young player is one of your best on the roster he should be awarded a roster spot. More often the Rangers do not award their prospects that opportunity. If you look at the current Ranger roster and take into consideration the talent level and lets not forget salaries (Salary Cap). These 4 I mentioned, if they play to their ability should be on the roster next season. However; odds are none of them will secure a spot, its just the Rangers way.

cole3244
cole3244

i hope the fo lets him mature and doesn't bring him up too soon and stifle his growth or destroy his confidence.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

I watch a lot of hockey in the "O" and "Q".  Christian Thomas was/is too small.  Never should have touched him in the first place.  This kid's the real deal.  Something to look forward to. 

kachook
kachook

@Michael Stewart Grachev was not kept in the AHL too long. When he played in the NHL he proved he was not good enough. Why do you think he's in the KHL right now?!? He is a prototypical AAAA player. The Rangers were smart enough to see that and that's why he was kept in the AHL. 

They handle their prospects perfectly IMO. They give them chances and evaluate based on their on ice play and when they've proven to be better than their NHL options they give them a roster spot. Where are all the Ranger 'prospects' who weren't given a chance with us but blossomed on other NHL teams???