Reid Duke, C
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Drafted: 2014 by the Minnesota Wild 169th overall
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
One to watch in rotisserie leagues due to his 200 foot game, will likely end up serving as a bottom six contributor though.
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