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GKJ 06-26-2010 03:56 PM

Pick #179: Nick Luukko, D, The Gunnery (CT USHS)
 
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JVR21 06-26-2010 04:08 PM

Is this the same son of Luuko who wasn't even supposed to be a prominent player on his high school team? Great pick... :shakehead

Alchemy 06-26-2010 04:08 PM

Wait.

What?

mercury 06-26-2010 04:08 PM

Hilarious!

Spongolium* 06-26-2010 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JVR21 (Post 26543957)
Is this the same son of Luuko who wasn't even supposed to be a prominent player on his high school team? Great pick... :shakehead

Lol really? oh gawd. Doesn't sounds like the greatest draft in the world

ShawnTHW 06-26-2010 04:09 PM

AWESOME PICK. FINALLY. SOMETHING GOOD.

I spoke to Luuko a week ago. The guy is gonna be a rock on defense.

GKJ 06-26-2010 04:09 PM

Let's make sure everyone feels good at the draft

SolidSnakeUS 06-26-2010 04:09 PM

Well... at least he is in his dad's organization, I just hope he doesn't get special privileges.

BringBackStevens 06-26-2010 04:09 PM

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Vikke 06-26-2010 04:09 PM

This must be a joke, right

MiamiScreamingEagles 06-26-2010 04:10 PM

http://www.printthis.clickability.co...1&cid=96542094

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THEY WERE BOMBARDED with expectorate from all directions and loved every second of it.

Hockey tournaments have taken Peter and Nick Luukko all over the world, but this particular trip to Russia will have them laughing for years.


The food was bad. Their hotel shower was always cold. The tap water wasn't exactly meant for drinking. Decked out in a vintage Olympic-style jersey, Nick felt like he was actually in "Miracle." His amateur team, which Peter helped coach, was composed of players from across the United States. As they walked onto the ice to play Russia's "Red Army" team in the finals, Russian fans spit on Nick Luukko and his teammates. Threw debris at them. Flipped them off.

"It was probably the best experience of my life," Nick said. "I really felt like I was in the movie. It was you against everyone else."

Team USA lost this 1980 rematch, but the end result didn't really matter. Through hockey, Nick has developed a one-of-a-kind bond with his father. Peter Luukko, the chief operating officer of Comcast-Spectacor, is a busy man. Overseeing the Flyers and Sixers dominates his time during the week. Hockey tournaments made it possible for him to stay close to his sons, Nick and Max. Peter and wife Casey also have a daughter, Dana.

A defenseman, Nick was chosen by Dubuque in the third round of the United States Hockey League entry draft last month and will try out for the team this week. He is expected to enroll at the University of Vermont in the fall of 2011. (Dubuque also chose John Stevens Jr., son of the former Flyers coach, in the fourth round of the futures draft.)

As Nick has gotten older, the trips fade. The memories don't.

"When we have these trips, that was our time together," Nick Luukko said. "We've had so much fun over these last 10 years."

In one year, they trekked to Boston six times. Nick estimates they've been to Beantown at least 60 times. And that's just one city. The Luukkos have traveled all over the world, from Chicago to Montreal to Russia to Germany. One game in Germany, Nick checked an opposing player whose stick, in turn, nailed Dad in the nose. Blood spilled. While getting a MRI for another injury after the fact, Peter Luukko realized he had broken his nose.

At steak dinners, the rink, the hotel and on the road, Peter and Nick learned about each other. They talked about everything, from game plans to schoolwork.



sa cyred 06-26-2010 04:10 PM

Now see this one I dont like....AT ALL

Hollywood Couturier 06-26-2010 04:10 PM

They really waisted a pick on this?

Garbage Goal 06-26-2010 04:10 PM

Huh.

MountainHawk 06-26-2010 04:10 PM

This isn't even the 7th round pick, right?

SolidSnakeUS 06-26-2010 04:11 PM

Wow, even the dad didn't want the Flyers to draft him.

ShawnTHW 06-26-2010 04:12 PM

My friend played against him. Said he is tremendously talented and will be a staple on his college team. Im happy with the pick. Would still rather have had Thrush, Ohman, or Pettersson, but its not as bad as everyone is making it out to be.

MiamiScreamingEagles 06-26-2010 04:12 PM

http://www.metro.us/us/article/2010/...5-82/index.xml

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Nick Luukko, of West Chester, and a defenseman for Gunnery Prep in Connecticut, has verbally committed to the University of Vermont men’s hockey team, according to the USHR and Chris Heisenberg recruiting Web sites. Luukko, 18, is the son of Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko and his wife, Casey.


The 6-foot-3, 190-pound, right-shot defenseman was recently ranked No. 150 in the Central Scouting Bureau’s midseason ranking of North American skaters eligible for the 2010 National Hockey League entry draft. He was graded as a “B”’prospect, which often translates to a midround selection.


“UVM has an outstanding reputation both on and off the ice, which we feel is important for Nick,”” said Peter Luukko. “The school produces great student athletes and my family is very excited, and we can’t wait to see our son compete at the collegiate level.”


Nick Luukko is scheduled to join the Catamounts in the fall of 2011. He is a senior at Gunnery and is expected to play a season of junior hockey before attending UVM.

Vikke 06-26-2010 04:12 PM

Wish I had some weed, then I'd be able to enjoy this joke. :)

JVR21 06-26-2010 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MountainHawk (Post 26544114)
This isn't even the 7th round pick, right?

Nope. The 7th rounders reserved for John Stevens' son as a token of our appreciation.

CS 06-26-2010 04:13 PM

If we don't take someone with talent in the 7th round...

GKJ 06-26-2010 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PycckuuRocket10 (Post 26544024)
AWESOME PICK. FINALLY. SOMETHING GOOD.

I spoke to Luuko a week ago. The guy is gonna be a rock on defense.

Wait so you kill the other picks, but taking the son of the president of the team, obviously reeking of nepotism, is A-OK

Alchemy 06-26-2010 04:14 PM

He's pretty big. 6'3. I like his size.

He already works out with current flyers.

Maybe he could turn out to be decent.

MountainHawk 06-26-2010 04:14 PM

I hope we draft a female goalie just to finish off this draft.

ShawnTHW 06-26-2010 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by go kim johnsson 514 (Post 26544233)
Wait so you kill the other picks, but taking the son of the president of the team, obviously reeking of nepotism, is A-OK

Just because the dad is showing favoritism for his son, does not mean he is bad.

The kid is good and will be one of the top defenders for the Catamounts next year.


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