Matt Duchene was drafted 3rd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche but at the half-way point he's making a case that he should have been drafted 1st overall. John Tavares has been quiet and Duchene has been lighting it up as the surprising Avalanche continue an unexpectantly strong season.
With 11 goals and 27 points on the season, Duchene is only one point behind 1st overall pick John Tavares in the Calder Trophy race. Hockey God Don Cherry selected Duchene as his early season pick for the trophy and it looks like he could be right. The second half of the season will tell the tale.
Here's a short checklist of some of his available cards so far in the 2009-10 season:
09/10 NHL UD Black Auto'd Rookie Letterman Exchange Card #74
09/10 NHL Ultra Rookies Exchange Card #202
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #203
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #203 UD Exclusives
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #203 High Glossy
09/10 NHL UD Artifacts Colorado Rookie Red. #RED223
09/10 NHL UD MVP Rookie #371
09/10 NHL UD MVP Rookie Gold Script #371
09/10 NHL UD Black Diamond #221
09/10 NHL UD Black Diamond Ruby #221
Matt Duchene's latest rookie cards are available in Upper Deck's Black Diamond which is now available at Canada Card World.