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Dylan
Duke

Duke is a quick and agile skater who plays at a high tempo throughout the entire game. He is constantly applying pressure in all zones, while contributing offense and creating space for his team. He has quick feet, that allow him to change direction quickly and be very elusive, making him hard to slow down…

Date of Birth
March 4, 2003
Position
Center
Height
5'10"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
 
Shoots
Left
Weight
181 lbs
Draft Result
4/126 (TBL)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 11/21 Duke Dylan 21931 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by Austin Broad View Report
Feb 11/21 Duke Dylan 21708 – USA U18 vs. Youngstown USHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Jan 29/21 Duke Dylan 21654 – USA U18 vs. Muskegon USHL by Dylan Krill View Report
Jan 28/21 Duke Dylan 21645 – USA U18 vs. Chicago USHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Dec 16/20 Duke Dylan 21453 – USA U18 vs. Air Force NTDP by Josh Bell View Report
Nov 30/20 Duke Dylan 21390 – USA U18 vs. Des Moines USHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Nov 3/20 Duke Dylan 21225 – USA U18 vs. Muskegon USHL by Joseph Aleong View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Univ. of Michigan ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 USNTDP Juniors ushl 11 5 2 7 0.64 4 6
2019-2020 USNTDP Juniors ushl 32 12 11 23 0.72 3 22
July 30, 2021
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July 26, 2021
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July 26, 2021
Scout Survey: Post 2021 NHL Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 6, 2021
2021 IIHF World Under-18s tournament awards
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 15, 2021
Lucius, Behrens lead USA’s U18 roster
March 18, 2021
Rosters set for 2021 All-American Game
February 23, 2021
Deep Dive: A look into Dylan Duke’s game
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Duke is a quick and agile skater who plays at a high tempo throughout the entire game. He is constantly applying pressure in all zones, while contributing offense and creating space for his team. He has quick feet, that allow him to change direction quickly and be very elusive, making him hard to slow down and defend. He has good puck control and was very efficient on the cycle, keeping possession of the puck while creating passing plays with teammates. He protects pucks well and make dekes in-tight to create space where there seems to be none. Duke makes effective passes to teammates consistently and uses his vision to find small passing lanes, hitting his passing target often, even through traffic. He has a great nose for the net and understands where he needs to be consistently, being able to set up in high danger areas for many scoring chances while also being very effective at finishing rebounds. He often supports his teammates while under pressure, giving them a passing option and using his stick actively to retrieve pucks for his team. In the defensive zone he is consistently aware and applies good pressure on the puck carrier. He is active with his stick and looks to take away passing lanes and options while also showing his hunger for the puck, often looking to stick lift and steal pucks away. He’s not a particularly high-end skater because of his shorter stride, but he can win footraces with his determination, energy, and footspeed. He can lack the creativity to get the puck from those open areas to more dangerous areas consistently. In this sense relying much more on brute force than finesse. At the same time, he does show really solid vision with his passing when under pressure and can reliably progress the puck and utilize his competitiveness to create time and space for his teammates and get the puck to them. Duke has some goal-scoring upside because his shot is hard, accurate and comes off of his stick quickly, and he can shoot off the rush with little trouble. However, his combination of size and skating will be a challenge for him and will probably keep his ceiling low, but given his mentality and approach to the game it’s easy to see how he could carve out an NHL career.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide