Matt Duchene

Matt Duchene

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Matt Duchene: A Brief Biography

Matt Duchene
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Matthew David Duchene is a Canadian professional ice hockey center for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL). Born on January 16, 1991, his NHL journey started with the Colorado Avalanche who selected him third overall during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Throughout his NHL career, Dunchene has played for multiple teams including the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, and now Dallas Stars.

On December 7, 2023, Matthew Duchene achieved a significant milestone in his NHL career by playing his 1,000th game. In this game, he assisted on a goal scored by Mason Marchment in the second period and the Dallas Stars secured a victory over the Washington Capitals. As of April 2024, Duchene is playing under one-year $3,000,000 contract with the Stars.

Matt Duchene's Personal Information

NameMatt Duchene
Age33 years old ( as of April 2024)
DOBJanuary 16, 1991
Mother NameChristine Duchene
Father nameVince Duchene
ProfessionIce hockey Player
Net WorthN/A
Height6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
Weight195 lbs (88 Kg)
EducationBrampton College
Relationship StatusMarried

Matt Duchene's Early Days

Matt Duchene started his ice hockey journey in his hometown Haliburton, Ontario, where he played with the Haliburton Huskies. Later he advanced to the AAA level with the Central Ontario Wolves. Duchene expressed his interest in college hockey in the United States but transitioned to major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League where he played for the Brampton Battalion.

During his rookie season in the OHL, Duchene contributed an impressive score of 30 goals and 50 points. He continued to excel in his sophomore season, scoring 79 points in 57 games and playing a pivotal role in the team's journey to the J. Ross Robertson Cup Finals. His impressive seasons in the OHL soon caught the attention of NHL scouts, leading to his selection by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Matt Duchene's Personal Life

Off-ice, Matt Duchene is a committed Christian and is deeply rooted in his faith. His dedication to his beliefs is evident through his involvement with Hockey Ministries International, where he is featured on the Breakaway Hockey New Testament. Hockey Ministries International is an organization that seeks to combine the sport of hockey with Christian teachings, providing spiritual support and guidance to athletes within the hockey community.

Matt Duchene's Family Background

Matt Duchene was born on January 16, 1991, in Haliburton, Ontario, to parents Christine and Vince Duchene. Like any other parents, Duchene's mother and father fostered a supportive family environment for their kids. Christine especially played a significant role during Matt's developing years. She grew up on a family farm near Cornwall, Ontario. Christine was deeply involved in athletics, having played varsity basketball at Queen's University. Her athletic background likely influenced Matt.

Moreover, Duchene is the nephew of Newell Brown who is an assistant coach for the Anaheim Ducks.

Matt Duchene's Wife

Matt Duchene is married to Ashley Groissaint. The couple dated for many years before tying the knot on July 8, 2017. The couple got married in an intimate, outdoor wedding in the woods at Eaton Ranch in Edwards, Colorado.

Ashley is a new mom and a stay-at-home person. She takes immense joy and pride in his husband’s achievements in his career. When Duchene played his 1,000th NHL game, his wife along with her kids took part in celebrating her husband’s milestone. On the other hand, Duchene also praises his wife for her dedication to family and her kids.

Matt Duchene's Kids

Matt Duchene and his wife, Ashley, have three children together. Their first child, Beau David Newell Duchene was born on January 9, 2019.

On November 9, 2020, they welcomed their second child, daughter Jaymes Olivia Duchene. Their family was extended by their third child, daughter Ellie Jo, born on December 27, 2023.

Matt Duchene's Social Media

Matt Duchene is quite active on Instagram under the username @matt9duchene where he has 159K followers. He is also available on X under the username @Matt9Duchene.

Matt Duchene's Net Worth

Unfortunately, details regarding Matt Duchene’s net worth is currently not available ( as of April 2024).

However, he has earned around $78,907,995.from his hockey career. He is also under one-year $3 million contract with the Dallas Stars for the 2023-24 season.

Matt Duchene as a Brand Ambassador

Matt Duchene recently became the brand ambassador for Can-i Wellness oral spray supplements and shot a video for the product in his jersey. Moreover, he also serves as an ambassador for Two Rivers Ford.

In the past, Duchene also promoted Hecho Tequila Soda via an Instagram post. In 2018, Duchene was featured on the cover page of Faces Magazine.

Matt Duchene's Investments

Matt Duchene has not disclosed any details regarding his investments in any public domain.

Matt Duchene's Other Sources of Income

Matt Duchene earns through his brand sponsorship deals apart from his NHL contracts. However, the amount he earns through it is not known.

Matt Duchene's Career Stats

Matt Duchene's entire career stats are presented below in a table format for better representation of how good a player he has been through the years:

Regular Season

2009–10Colorado Avalanche8124315516
2010–11Colorado Avalanche8027406733
2011–12Colorado Avalanche581414288
2012–13Colorado Avalanche4717264312
2013–14Colorado Avalanche7123477019
2014–15Colorado Avalanche8221345516
2015–16Colorado Avalanche7730295924
2016–17Colorado Avalanche7718234112
2017–18Colorado Avalanche1446104
2017–18Ottawa Senators6823264914
2018–19Ottawa Senators502731586
2018–19Columbus Blue Jackets2348122
2019–20Nashville Predators6613294224
2020–21Nashville Predators3467136
2021–22Nashville Predators7843438638
2022–23Nashville Predators7122345632

Playoffs Scores

2018–19Columbus Blue Jackets1055100
2019–20Nashville Predators41122
2020–21Nashville Predators61232
2021–22Nashville Predators43140

Matt Duchene's Achievements

Matt Duchene's NHL journey has been marked by various achievements across various leagues. Beginning with his time in the OHL, he was the recipient of the Bobby Smith Trophy in 2009 before moving onto the NHL, where he made the All-Rookie Team in 2010. Notably, Duchene has been selected to two NHL All-Star Games till date, in 2011 and 2016.

Internationally, Duchene has received major acclaim for his performances. He has eight gold medals across various different levels, including at World U17 Hockey Challenge, World Junior Championships U18, Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Spengler Cup, and World Cup of Hockey. Moreover, he was the recipient of the Olympic gold medal at the 2014 winter olympics.

Matt Duchene's Contracts

Matt Duchene has signed five contracts worth a total value of $105,600,000.

The first contract he signed was a three-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche for $9,600,000 with a cap hit of $900,000. His second contract signing took place in July 2012 when he signed a two-year contract extension worth $7,000,000 with a cap hit of $3,500,000. Next, in 2013, he signed a five-year contract with the Avalanche for $30,000,000 with a cap hit of $6,000,000. Moving forward, in 2019, Duchene signed a seven-year contract with the Nashville Predators for $56,000,000.

As of April 2024, he is under a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $3,000,000, having signed it in 2023.

Matt Duchene's Diet

Matt Duchene follows a healthy diet and prefers food like salmon and sushi over burgers and fries. He also prefers gluten and dairy diet free foods.

Matt Duchene's House

Matt Duchene lived in Brentwood, Tennessee during his time with the Nashville Predators. However, since joining the Dallas Stars, information about his current place of residence is not known.

Matt Duchene’s Cars

Matt Duchene owns a classic Bronco and a Ford Bronco Sports. Any other cars in his collection are not known.

FAQ's On Matt Duchene

 A. Matt Duchene is playing for the Dallas Stars after signing a one-year $3 million contract with them in 2023.

 A. Matt Duchene is married to Ashley Groissaint. The couple dated for many years before tying the knot on July 8,  2017. 

A. Matt Duchene and his wife, Ashley, have three children together. Son Beau David Newell Duchene, daughter Jaymes Olivia Duchene. Their family was extended by a third child, daughter Ellie Jo., born on December 27, 2023.

 A. Matt Duchene is set to earn a salary of $3 million for the 2023-24 season.

A. Matt Duchene has scored a total of 316 goals in his NHL career (stats as of 2022-23 season).

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