It’s been a long time since Anthony Duclair was part of this organization, but the former Ranger seems to have stopped bouncing around the league after finding a home in Southern Florida. When the Rangers took him in the third round back in 2013, no one could have anticipated the success he would have at the NHL level. He’s not going to trouble the Hall of Fame committee but he’s had a great career.
During his 18-game career with the New York Rangers, Duclair recorded just one goal and seven assists for eight points. It was quite a neat clip to produce, but it turned out that he was not enough and the Rangers opted to move him out in a deal to strengthen the backend. It did not dissuade Duclair from his NHL dreams and he has become an important piece for the Panthers.
He’s coming off of an Achilles injury he sustained in the offseason and he had to have it surgically repaired. It’s why he’s got the diminished point totals of just two goals and nine helpers in the 20 NHL regular season games he played this season. It’s not to say that he has been bad but it explains the reduced production from the Pointe-Claire, Quebec native.
Duclair has found himself playing in 490 NHL games with 122 goals and 139 assists for 261 points in his career. That’s a very impressive career as it is and this is a player that is just 27 years old. He’s still got a long time left in this league if he keeps producing like that. There will be teams that want the speed of the winger no matter what anyway, but to be contributing is important.