Reid Duke

by Joel on March 6, 2017

Reid Duke - photo courtesy: wheatkings.com

Reid Duke, C/RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 192

Born: 1996-01-28

Hometown:  Calgary, AB, CAN

Drafted: 169th overall in the sixth round of the 2014 draft by Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2017 - With their first transaction in franchise history, the Las Vegas Golden Knights have signed 21 year-old forward Reid Duke. After the Wild elected not to sign the former 2014 sixth round pick, Duke re-entered the 2016 NHL draft, only to go undrafted and become eligible to sign as a free agent with any team. He is currently the Wheat King’s leader in goals and points with 35 goals and 67 points in 54 games. Duke is an all-around forward and played a big role in Brandon’s trip to the Memorial Cup last year. He has displayed his offensive talent this season; however it will remain to be seen whether that talent will translate at the professional level. Although there are still plenty of obstacles to overcome, he should have plenty of opportunity with a franchise that is building from the ground up. Joel Gluss

February 2015 – Reid Duke’s hockey development seems to constantly be in a state of flux through little fault of his own. Recurring upper body ailments have stalled his otherwise pleasing development, thereby hindering his progress as well as his long term upside. In doing so, the Minnesota Wild managed to take a flier on the Central Scouting’s 65th ranked North American skater by way of a 6th round pick. In doing so, they acquired a good well rounded prospect that has some offensive upside. He has much of the pressure removed from his shoulder from his move Lethbridge to Brandon of the WHL thereby giving him easier minutes and a better chance to just work on staying healthy while improving his game. His Jack of all trade approach to the game is one that will serve him well at the next level. Through 52 games in his third full WHL season, Duke is producing just shy of a point-per-game with 20 goals and 51 points in 52 games. Edric Joseph

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Two-way center with some offensive upside.

 

 

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