Feel Good Friday: Matt Duchene Story

Intern Mitch

Lets get in our time machine and go back in time to the long ago year of 2009. Sike, that was 10 years ago. After playing two seasons for the OHL’s Brampton Battalion, Matt Duchene was drafted 3rd overall to a Colorado Avalanche team that at the time; looked like it was on a up swing.

At just 19 years old Matt Duchene was able to make the Avalanche opening night roster out of training camp. Some one would call him Fast Duchene. Luckily for young Duchene there was a two time Stanely Cup Champion, and 17 NHL season vet on the team. This vet not only took Matt under his wing, but under his roof, allowing the rookie to live with him. This player was Adam Foote. You may know of him from this:

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So yeah, Duchene living with Adam Foote was a big deal. During his time in Colorado playing with Foote we got this gem of a photo of Matt Duchene, Adam Foote, and Foote’s two sons; Callan and Nolan.


Fast forward now to present time, we got another wonderful photo and a amazing way to end our work weeks heading into the weekend.

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I don’t think anyone needs it to be spelled out but, here we go. 10 years later in Nashville Matt got to almost recreate the photo again with Callan and Nolan as they have both been drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning almost one year apart.

Happy Friday everyone!

-Intern Mitch

Featured Image- NHL.com

Foote Banner- Denver Post

Duchene Faces Brothers- NHL.com


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