#20 Luke Lucyk
Earned second monogram at Notre Dame, playing a regular role on the Irish defense in 2008-09 … strong, stay-at-home defenseman who was part of a defense that led the nation, giving up just 1.71 goals-per-game … led Notre Dame[apos]s community service efforts as a senior … was honored by South Bend[apos]s Robinson Center with the Rev. Don McNeill, C.S.C., Award for his community service work in developing a program to teach inner-city children how to play hockey … played in 38 games in 2008-09 and had two assists while being +10 for the year … played in 88 career games at Notre Dame, scoring two goals with four assists for six points in career … had two stints with the Irish, playing his freshman and sophomore years (2004-06) before returning to juniors in 2006-07 … returned to Notre Dame in 2007-08 after playing for the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League (USHL) … one of 14 Wisconsin natives to play at Notre Dame … had a number change during his career … wore number seven in his first two seasons and finished his last two years with 20.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 38 of Notre Dame[apos]s 40 games during the 2008-09 season … recorded a pair of assists with nine penalties for 18 minutes … took 16 shots on goal and was +10 on the year … oversaw Notre Dame[apos]s community service program during his senior year and was honored by the Robinson Center in February for his work … received the Rev. Donald McNeill, C.S.C. Award for developing a program to teach inner-city children how to play hockey … recorded his first assist of the season on Nov. 22 in the 9-1 win against Bowling Green … second point of the year came on Jan. 17 when he helped set up Ben Ryan[apos]s goal in a 3-3 tie with Lake Superior State.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in six games during the season, recording a goal and an assist for two points … had one penalty for two minutes … scored lone goal of the season on the only shot he took … got into his first game since returning to the Irish at Bowling Green (Oct. 23) … picked up first point since his freshman year when he assisted on a Dan VeNard goal in second period of 7-0 win at Princeton on Dec. 8 … scored his only goal of the year in the second period of the opening game of the Lightning College Hockey Classic … goal gave Irish a 3-2 lead in an eventual 4-3 loss … was selected to the Lightning Classic all-tournament team for his play in the two-game tourney … played in both games of the Northern Michigan series (Jan. 4-5) … did not see any postseason action.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Played in 11 games for Notre Dame with no points … recorded three penalties for six minutes … took three shots on goal and was -1 for the season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 33 of team[apos]s 38 games during the season … scored one goal and added an assist for two points … whistled for eight penalties resulting in 16 minutes … recorded his first collegiate point in Notre Dame[apos]s game versus Michigan Tech at Green Bay, Wis., when he helped set up a first-period goal by Chris Trick … first collegiate goal came on Feb. 4 versus Nebraska-Omaha … fired a long wrist shot from the right point that beat goaltender Chris Holt to give the Irish a 1-1 tie versus the Mavericks.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Kearney High School in Kearney, Neb., while playing for the USHL[apos]s Tri-City Storm … scored nine goals with 13 assists for 22 points in 59 games in helping the Storm to the second round of the USHL playoffs in his second stint in Tri-City (2006-07) … helped the Storm to USHL regular-season title (Anderson Cup) and was runner-up in Clark Cup playoff finals versus Waterloo … had one goal and nine assists for 10 points and added 60 penalty minutes in 60 games during `03-[apos]04 season … in his first year with the Storm (2002-03), had a goal and an assist for two points … member of USA Under-18 Select team that won the gold medal at the Under-18 World Cup in August of 2003 in the Czech Republic … scored the game-winning goal in U.S. win over Canada … played midget hockey in Wisconsin for Team Wisconsin, helping that team to regional, state and the National Midget Championship before moving to the Storm … attended ninth and tenth grade at University School in Milwaukee, Wis., where he played hockey and golf … all-Conference selection in hockey as a sophomore … helped both teams to conference and regional championships … recorded a WSGA hole-in-one in June of 2002 … full name is Luke George Lucyk … son of Kelly and Nicole Lucyk … born May 5, 1986, in Milwaukee, Wis. … graduated from Notre Dame on May 17, 2009 with finance degree from the Mendoza College of Business.
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