Tyler Duke


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 5-9
  • Weight 180
  • Hometown Strongsville, Ohio
  • Junior Team U.S. National Under-18 Team (USNTDP)

Ohio State Career

2022-23 (Freshman Season, through Jan. 1)

  • Played in first 20 games, with seven points on a goal and six assists
  • +5 vs. Bowling Green Dec. 17; 12th +5 game for a Buckeye since 1999-00
  • Assist vs. Wisconsin Oct. 8 for first career point and scored first career goal on the power play at Michigan State Nov. 10


  • Attended Toronto Maple Leafs development camp in Summer 2022

Prior to Ohio State

  • Joined U.S. National Team Development Program at start of 2020-21
  • In first year, had 25 points, with three goals and 22 assists
  • In 2021-22, notched 18 points, including 15 assists, in 54 NTDP games and had a 2-9-11 line in 24 USHL contests
  • Part of team that won U18 Five Nations Championship in 2021 and claimed silver medal at U18 World Championship
  • Final three years of AAA hockey were with Compuware, winning U14 national championship in 2018
  • International Silver Stick tournament winner, four-time state champion and part of silver medalist at U16 Youth Olympic Games in 2020
  • Graduated from Northville High School in 2022
  • Played lacrosse growing up


  • Parents are Steve and Sharon; Father played hockey at Western Michigan
  • Brother Dylan plays hockey at Michigan, sister Alyssa attends Miami (Ohio)
  • Uncle Jeff Rucinski played hockey at Western Michigan and in the AHL
  • Wears No. 5 because it was his father’s number during his hockey career, so he has always worn No. 5
  • Has not yet declared a major
  • Enjoys wake surfing, water skiing and golfing and is an outstanding cook
  • Started playing hockey at age 3, with father getting he and his brother into the sport

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