Rangers sign Anthony Duclair to entry-level contract


From the Rangers:

Third Round Selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft

NEW YORK, January 2, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Anthony Duclair to an entry level contract.

Duclair, 18, has registered 31 goals and 26 assists for 57 points, along with 42 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating in 37 games with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) this season. He is tied for third in the league in points and game-winning goals (five), ranks third in goals, is tied for ninth in shorthanded goals (three), and 14th in power play goals (eight). He leads the Remparts in goals, points, power play goals, shorthanded goals, and plus/minus rating, and is tied for second in assists. Duclair has posted 19 multi-point performances, with eight multi-point efforts in a nine-game span from December 4th to December 29th. He has also notched two hat tricks, including a career-high, four goals on October 26th against Charlottetown.

Duclair was named the QMJHL’s second star for the month of December, registering 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) and a plus-eight rating in 10 games during the month. He was also named first star of the week for the period ending on December 29th, and third star of the week for the period ending on December 8th.

The 5-11, 185-pounder has skated in 155 career QMJHL contests over three seasons with Quebec, registering 82 goals and 91 assists for 173 points, along with 114 penalty minutes and a plus-72 rating. He established several career-highs as a rookie in 2011-12, including games played (63), goals (31), assists (35), points (66), penalty minutes (50), and plus/minus rating (plus-38). Duclair ranked fourth among league rookies in points and tied for third in goals that season.

The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native was originally selected as the Rangers’ third round choice, 80th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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  1. Doodie Machetto on

    Sioux, I think you think that I think that McIlrath was a good selection. I do not think, nor have ever though, that McIlrath was the right selection. I made a list of 15 guys that year, and McIlrath was not on the list. hell, I even had Jack Campbell on the list, and we definitely did not need a goaltender.

  2. Doodie the years over, have you picked out your Sioux Avitar yet? or should I send you one :)

  3. Duclair is coming, Pyatt is leaving and Konopka is not being considered. It’s a pretty decent day in Rangers land.

  4. Good day for both 3 round picks. Buchnevich had a great game against the USA, and sent them packing.

    He’s 18, and plays in the KHL. When he puts on some muscle he could be the real deal.

  5. Manny here’s an expert from Burnside at sportsnews in regards to Ryan being snubbed:

    *The issue is where he fits. If he’s not a top-six forward, his skating doesn’t really lend itself to him being a third-line checker. He cannot kill penalties, and while in Anaheim, he was not on the team’s top power-play unit. “I think he’s sleepy. I think he skates sleepy,” offers one member of the selection committee.*

    *No one questioned Bobby Ryan’s talent, but he made the U.S. decision-makers nervous. Poile asks for a show of hands: “Are guys nervous about Bobby Ryan?” A flurry of hands go up in the air. “That’s a lot of guys,” Poile notes.*

    *”I think we have to know what we’re taking with Bobby,” says (Brian) Burke, who had him in Anaheim when the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007.*

    *”He’s a passive guy,” Burke says. And over 82 games, yes, (Brandon) Saad and or Pacioretty might be more attractive than Ryan. But Ryan’s a game-breaker.*

    *”He is not intense. That word is not in his vocabulary,” Burke says. “It’s never going to be in his vocabulary. He can’t spell intense.”*

    *If he’s not going to be put in a role in which he can score an important goal, use his skills as a sniper, he shouldn’t go, Burke says.*

  6. I’m with Manny, put Ryan in Red, White, & Blue and let him play for the Rangers!!!

  7. Just think if the Rangers would buy out Bucky, and replace his salary with Bobby Ryan, and $2M to boot.

  8. I realize this boards tends to lean towards “the kids” no matter what the reality is and we’re already faced with bumping JT with Cally back but why not consider Konopka at all? I mean he isn’t going to do anything scoring wise for us but hasn’t he always manhandled the rangers and he is great on faceoffs.

    I guess ultimately just not a significant enough improvement on our current 4th line to justify taking on another player who can’t score….especially when our “top” players can’t even do that consistently.

  9. This just in, night game at Yankee Stadium Friday night between Phlyers and Blueshirts to determine playoff eligibility..no shootout, playoff rules…winners get hot tub in the Plaza, losers get hot dogs at the Central Park band shell

  10. I’ll be the first to say I wanted Konopka on the rangers ever since I saw him play for the islanders and became a free agent but at this time the rangers need goal scorers not 4th line players.

  11. I think that’s basically it. If Konopka is an improvement at all over Moore, and that’s pretty debatable, he’s not enough of an improvement to justify another $1MM against the cap and the roster space.

  12. ThisYearsModel on

    Not THE Duclair. Not yet. He has not earned the THE like THE Kreider and THE Doctor Carpinello.

  13. How can the author of this site be 26 years old when he began his career in 1977? If he can’t get his own age right, how do we expect to believe he has any insight into the Rangers’ fortunes. Geez.

  14. Bobby Ryan not being on Team USA is probably the same reasoning as why he isn’t a Ranger…because I seem to recall at least 2 occasions where we could have grabbed him in a reasonable trade…

  15. Matlock Manny on

    That is unbelievable, James. Wow. NYR is right, there’s a reason he isn’t a superstar player.

  16. Kenneth at clinchers of '89Flames '94Rangers '96Avs on

    Every team would take Brian Boyle over Zuccarello, yes Mister D?

  17. I really couldn’t care less about Hank’s mask. Especially if it’s for a stadium series or some other gimmicky game.

  18. “How can the author of this site be 26 years old when he began his career in 1977? If he can’t get his own age right, how do we expect to believe he has any insight into the Rangers’ fortunes. Geez.”

    He can’t get by/from right either!

  19. Kenneth at clinchers of '89Flames '94Rangers '96Avs on

    Judging by/from the Oscar-worthy videos, the author must be in his late sixties.

  20. New Anthony has a Brad Richards quality about him…….hummmmm not quite Wilbur but maybe pony boy?

  21. what is wrong with Nash? he is always surrounded by opposing players and always attempts to stick handle through everyone.When will he learn to pass?

  22. leetchhalloffame on

    How does Callahan get selected over Okposo for USA? Ridiculous (and I’m a Rangers fan).

  23. Manny, mrs G can’t wait to meet Carp. She wants to see the other person that holds my attention as well as she does lol

  24. Burke is pretty frank. You could call him Frank Burke. Only Sour Grapes Don Cherry would be so frank and publicly demeaning. Burke needs a PR guy to edit his copy.

  25. And I like Burke’s frankness. So long as it’s not directed at me or my friends. Isn’t that the way of the world?

  26. Just came in from shoveling the driveway (for the first time.) e3’s in the backyard hot tub sniffing all the bouquet off the Chateau Latour.

  27. You guys know what I hate? *Twitter* It’s terrible. I don’t know how Carp does it.

  28. The article on the USA team selection process was awesome, just shows how coaches have their favourites and how Poile & Co are constructing the roster properly instead of trying to go the Dream Team route.

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