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07-14-2011, 09:36 PM
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The Pittsburgh Hornets select Morris Lukowich, LW



- 1979 WHA Second-Team All-Star
- 1979 WHA Champion
- Played in 1980 NHL All-Star Game
- Played in 1981 NHL All-Star Game
- Career NHL high of 43 goals in 1982. Scored over 30 goals in 4 of 5 seasons.

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Originally Posted by legendsofhockey
Little Morris Lukowich was an explosive player - both in terms of speed and scoring. He also added a bit of sandpaper to his game, playing with admirable grit.

In what proved to be the final season for the WHA, Lukowich moved to Winnipeg to join the high flying Jets, the class of the league. Morris had a terrific year with the offense-first Jets, finding the net 65 times! Add 34 assists and his 99 points was good enough to be named as the WHA's Second Team All Star on left wing. More importantly, Lukowich scored 8 goals and a team high 15 points en route to capturing the final WHA championship.

The early years for the NHL Jets were pretty tough, as the team lost way more games than they won. But Lukowich was one of the few bright spots on many nights. He scored 35 and 33 goals in his first two seasons respectively, before notching his best NHL numbers in 1981-82. Lukowich found the net 43 times and collected 92 points. For his efforts Morris was invited to the NHL All Star game for the second year in a row, playing on a line with Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier.

Despite missing the NHL playoffs so often in his career, the early end to his seasons allowed him to experience one of his favorite moments in hockey - the 1981 World Championships.
Morris served as Winnipeg's captain from 1981 to 1982 and is a definite candidate to wear a letter on his sweater in Pittsburgh.

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