August 8, 2014

From one major junior league to another.

Defenceman Chad Duchesne is poised to leave the United States Hockey League for the Ontario Hockey League.

Kingston Frontenacs have obtained the OHL rights to the 1995 birth-year defender from the Mississauga Steelheads for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2016.

Duchesne played for Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL in 2013-2014 and had 6 goals, 19 assists, 25 points in 51 games.

Duchesne was selected by Mississauga at the 2011 OHL draft.

“Chad will bring much-needed experience to our blueline, we are glad we can add a quality defenseman who is also a local product,” Kingston general manager Doug Gilmour said of Duchesne.

What you think about “USHL to OHL”

  1. I coached Chad’s father years ago and I can tell you that is a good family . Best of luck to the young man . He has many options now with the hometown Fronts and his scholarship to Northeastern to chose between .

  2. Mike now that he’s in the OHL he cannot play at northeastern. NCAA rules prohibit playing there if you play in the OHL.

  3. I’m pretty sure Randy is reporting that Kingston now owns Duchesne’s OHL “rights”. If he signs with the Fronts his NCAA is done.

  4. Tyler I know what the rules are and as I said he has choices now . He can sign with the hometown OHL squad or he can retain his scholarship and forgo the OHL for school . He hasn’t signed with the Fronts just had his rights required similar to Bradley Bell this summer . Sudbury traded for his rights but after discussion he decided to remain committed to RPI .

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