Sunday, June 29, 2014

A New Face In The State of Hockey: Reid Duke

Reid Duke
190 lbs
Shoots: Right
Born: January 28, 1996
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

With their last pick in the sixth round, the Wild drafted Reid Duke, a center who plays for Lethbridge of the WHL.

Duke is in line to return to Lethbridge for a fourth season, where he was the team's second best even strength scorer last season. His 40 points were third best on the Hurricanes, behind Brady Ramsay (42) and Riley Sheen (41).

The scouting report on Duke is pretty much like the rest of the previous Wild draftees. More gifted on the offensive side, but is a very responsible defensive forward as well. He has good speed and has a nice set of hands. While he only scored 40 points this past year, that number should increase as he continues to grow and mature.

Duke can be followed on Twitter @rduke96.

Welcome to the Team of 18,001 Reid Duke!

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