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What Does Duclair, At His Best, Offer Sharks? (+)

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What can Anthony Duclair, at his best, do for the San Jose Sharks?

To get some insight into that, I thought it best to evaluate Duclair’s 2021-22 campaign and not his past season. In 2021-22, Duclair scored a career-high 31 goals. Meanwhile, last year, felled by an off-season Achilles tear, the 5-foot-11 winger skated in only 20 games and scored just two goals.

The 27-year-old did appear to get more of his legs back during the Florida Panthers’ 2023 run to the Stanley Cup Final, notching four goals and seven assists in 20 post-season appearances.

The San Jose Sharks, after trading solid energy forward Steven Lorentz and a 2025 fifth-round pick to the Panthers for Duclair, are certainly hoping for more of the Duclair from two seasons ago.

So what was he doing in 2021-22 that helped him to a career season? How does Duclair score goals?

I turned to third-party micro-stats company SPORTLOGiQ for some insight into the best and worst from Duclair that year. All SPORTLOGiQ stats are Per 20 and All Situations.

Actually, what’s most interesting to me about Duclair is what he isn’t. But before we get to that, let’s talk about what he is.

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