With the 3rd overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…
Since being selected third overall in 2009, Duchene has been a productive forward for the Colorado Avalanche. Only John Tavares has outscored him from his draft class while his 82 goals are also second among those selected from 2009.
Duchene was particularly offensive in the shortened season, recording 43 points in 47 games – a share of the team lead. In fact, the 22-year-old has led the Avalanche in scoring two of the past three seasons.
FC’s 3rd Ranked Players By Year
2008: Zach Bogosian (ATL, 3rd overall)
2009: Matt Duchene (COL, 3rd overall)
2010: Cam Fowler (ANA, 12th overall)
2011: Gabriel Landeskog (COL, 2nd overall)
2012: Ryan Murray (CBJ, 2nd overall)
2013: Jonathan Drouin
For six seasons, Future Considerations has been bringing you the best in NHL Draft eligible content. To celebrate the NHL Draft — our sixth, we’re going back through our previous rankings to identify who was the best of the best at each pick, starting with all our 30th overalls and working to our top picks.