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Though he hasn’t garnered nearly the attention that his linemates T.J. Oshie (STL) and Jonathan Toews (CHI) have, Ryan Duncan has far and away been the most consistent of three players all year long. The diminutive winger was the lone underclassman named as a top ten finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2007.
Duncan recently captured the WCHA Player of the Year honor after leading the conference in overall scoring with 51 points (29 goals, 22 assists). His 29 goals, 16 power play goals and eight game-winners also led the WCHA.
Talent Analysis While some may view Duncan's 5'6 frame as a potential deterrent to NHL team interest in him, it is difficult to ignore the many outstanding qualities that he brings to the table. His remarkably consistent point production combined with his speed, superb on-ice vision and playmaking ability are just some of the invaluable assets that Duncan has brought to his North Dakota team that have been so crucial to the team's success.