Duclair has had a very difficult first quarter of the season, having picked up just one goal and three assists in 23 games. Duclair will sit tonight and allow Brendan Perlini to make his NHL debut. Duclair is also apparently on the Coyotes’ trade block as well.
The Coyotes have acquired Anthony Duclair, John Moore, a 2016 1st round pick and a 2015 2nd round pick from the Rangers for Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and a 2015 4th round pick.
Duclair, 19, displayed incredible chemistry with Max Domi, who was the Coyotes first round pick in 2013, at this winter’s World Juniors. Duclair, who had seven points (1G / 6A) in 18 games with the Rangers earlier this season, has recorded nine goals and 16 assists (25 points) in 19 games since being sent back to the Quebec Remparts (QMJHL).
The Rangers are sending Anthony Duclair back to the QMJHL.
Duclair had been on a loan to Team Canada for the World Juniors. He posted four goals and four assists in seven games en route to a gold medal. Despite a strong tournament, the Rangers are playing great right now, so there is no reason to rush Duclair’s development. He heads back to the Quebec, where he had 50 goals and 49 assists (99 points) in 59 games.
Duclair has made the Rangers and will be in their opening day lineup.
Duclair, 19, was the Rangers third round pick (80th overall) in 2013. He had a great training camp after posted 50 goals and 49 assists (99 points) in 59 games with the Quebec Remparts (QMJHL). He will start his NHL career on New York's third line with J.T Miller and Lee Stempniak.