Duncan Signs With Phoenix’s Organization

Former Hobey Baker Award winner Ryan Duncan has signed with the Portland (Maine) Pirates — the top minor-league affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes.

Duncan spent the last two years in Salzburg, Austria.

There is a chance that Duncan could play alongside former Sioux teammates Matt Watkins and Brett Hextall in Portland. Both Watkins and Hextall are under contract in Phoenix.

This will be Duncan’s second taste in North American pro hockey. After his 2008-09 senior season at UND, he played two games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers — the top affiliate of the New York Islanders.

10 Responses

  1. Gs

    It will be nice for Ryan to be in the U.S. Wouldn’t it be fun to see him playing with Brett and Matt again! Of course, wouldn’t it really be fun to see them all playing for Phoenix!

  2. IrishSiouxFan

    About time, I can’t believe such a good player is just now getting a contract in the U.S. Hope to see him in the NHL eventually!

  3. Avis

    My all time favorite Sioux hockey player and all around gentleman. He has the personality that is caring, kind and thoughtful. He should go far and I’ll be proud to follow him in the US of A! :) Go Ryan!

  4. jt68

    Yay! way to go, Duncan has been proving himself his whole life, i bet he will fit right in, no one has a shot like him. i remember watching him snip goal after goal his hobey year, congrats ryan.

  5. Sioux-per-man

    Best sniper below the dots to ever put on a Sioux Jersey!!!
    Best of luck Dunc. Have a great season.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if he gets a call up later in the year.

    1. Sara

      if he’s on an AHL only contract like he is, he’s not eligible to be called up to play for the Coyotes if i recall correctly.

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