Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Anthony Duclair Autographed Card

Anthony Duclair played like a superstar tonight, posting two highlight-reel goals and an assist as his Ottawa Senators beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3; since the game took place in Detroit, it was sort of a hometown game for head coach D.J. Smith, who grew up across the lake in Windsor, Ontario and attended Wings games as a youth.

Here is his second goal of the night:

Duclair is really starting to put it together, and his season average of 16:09 per game hides the fact that in every other game, he's actually closer to 18 minutes minutes, factoring in more and more games as the season gets underway.

He had 14 points (8 goals) in 21 games with the Sens last year and is now at 13 (9 goals) in the same span this year, but this year he's on a sustainable shooting percentage (12.5%, close to his career average) , whereas he was hitting the back of the net at a 20% click last year. His season is "for real", trending upwards, and at age 24, he's about to enter his prime while reaching the maturity level to play a better-rounded game.

He's looking like a 30-goal, 50-point player, which will be great for Ottawa; he can be what they were looking for when they acquired Alexandre Burrows a few years back, but younger.

Here he is wearing the Chicago Blackhawks' white (now-away) uniform on card #113 from Upper Deck's 2018-19 O-Pee-Chee set:
He signed it in blue sharpie this off-season, tagging his jersey number (91) at the end.

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