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Tyler
Duke

Tyler Duke is an undersized two-way defenseman who has great awareness in all three zone and can make a lot happen while he is on the ice. He has solid mobility, with strong edgework and the ability to change pace and directions quickly, allowing him to navigate up and down the ice. His mobility is…

Date of Birth
July 19, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
5'8"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Strongsville, OH  
Shoots
Left
Weight
179 lbs
Draft Result
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Dec 23/21 Duke Tyler 23019 – USA U18 vs. Boston University NCAA by Josh Thomas View Report
Dec 4/21 Duke Tyler 22886 – Chicago vs. USA U18 USHL by Douglas Larson View Report
Oct 1/21 Duke Tyler 22529 – USA U18 vs. Sioux City USHL by Sebastian Death View Report
Aug 23/21 Duke Tyler 22388 – USA U17 vs. Youngstown USHL by Austin Broad View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Ohio State Univ. ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 USNTDP Juniors ushl 24 2 9 11 0.46 35 56
2020-2021 USNTDP Juniors ushl 28 1 11 12 0.43 -2 22
July 13, 2022
Looking at the top players to go unselected at the 2022 NHL Draft
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
December 27, 2021
Cooley highlights All-American Prospect Game rosters
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft

Tyler Duke is an undersized two-way defenseman who has great awareness in all three zone and can make a lot happen while he is on the ice. He has solid mobility, with strong edgework and the ability to change pace and directions quickly, allowing him to navigate up and down the ice. His mobility is his best asset, because it allows him to impact the game both offensively and defensively. He can angle off opponents and take away their space because he is able to close in on them quickly. Offensively, he can jump into the rush either as a puck-carrying or an off-puck option. He has the IQ and awareness to attack the open lanes and put himself in the best possible to be an offensive threat off the rush. His awareness and IQ are further along than expected, but with someone of his smaller stature there are some limitations to his game right now that give reason to pause. He’s not the strongest player, making it difficult to be seen as a true scoring threat from the point with his shot. It can also be easy for his opponents to outmuscle him along the boards or in the high-slot while he’s defending. He is still young, and will look to add muscle as he gets older and spends a few seasons in the NCAA before making the jump to the pros. The good news for him is he has proven he can be an effective player even with his limited physical tools. If he can develop them it’ll open up greater upside. As it stands he can be a top-six blueliner who can play at five-on-five and on a second power play unit. If he does add some more mass and physicality to his game his ceiling would drastically improve, but even right now there is still enough to bet on Duke developing into a solid everyday NHLer.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide