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's community service efforts as a senior ... was honored by South Bend'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'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'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'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'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'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'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-'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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