Luke Gazdic (born July 25, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger, who is currently playing with the San Diego Gulls in the American Hockey League (AHL). His role is mainly as an enforcer.
Gazdic in February 2014.
July 25, 1989|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||233 lb (106 kg; 16 st 9 lb)|
San Diego Gulls|
New Jersey Devils
172nd overall, 2007|
Playing on opening night of the 2013–14 NHL season, Gazdic made his NHL debut on October 1, 2013, and scored his first NHL goal at 2:21 of the first period past Winnipeg Jets' goalie Ondrej Pavelec, to record the first goal of the 2013–14 Edmonton Oilers season. He made eight points in his time with the Oilers, playing as an enforcer with a fierce reputation.
On July 5, 2016, having left the Oilers as a free agent, Gazdic agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the New Jersey Devils. He appeared in 11 games throughout the 2016–17 season with the Devils.
On July 2, 2017, Gazdic returned to Canada as a free agent in signing a one-year, two-way deal with the Calgary Flames. Gazdic was reassigned to the AHL with affiliate, the Stockton Heat for the duration of the 2017–18 season. In 61 regular season games, he contributed with 1 goal and 2 points while posting 59 penalty minutes.
As a free agent from the Flames, and with no NHL contract over the summer, Gazdic joined the San Diego Gulls training camp on a try-out and later made the AHL opening night roster for the 2018–19 season.
|2004–05||North York Rangers||OPJHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||5||2||0||2||7||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||New Jersey Devils||NHL||11||0||0||0||12||—||—||—||—||—|
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- Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club. "Schedule". NHL. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- "Jets spoil Eakins' debut with win over Oilers". National Hockey League. 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
- "Gazdic inks one-year contract with Devils". NHL. 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- "Flames sign forward Luke Gazdic to one-year deal". Sportsnet.ca. 2017-07-02. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
- "Gulls announces training camp roster". San Diego Gulls. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2018-10-02.