Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 7/18/13

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 13: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche waits for a faceoff in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 13, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Avalanche defeated the Leafs 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

The Colorado Avalanche and center Matt Duchene agreed on a five-year contract extension Thursday. Duchene’s deal, which runs through the 2018-19 season, is worth $30 million. “Matt already is and will be a big part of our team’s nucleus for the long term,” said Avalanche Executive 

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