Chuck Luksa

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Chuck Luksa
Born (1954-02-19) February 19, 1954 (age 60)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Played for WHA
Cincinnati Stingers
NHL
Hartford Whalers
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 1974
Montreal Canadiens
WHA Draft 177th overall, 1974
Phoenix Roadrunners
Playing career 1974–1982

Charles Luksa (born February 19, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman.

Luksa was drafted 172nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft and 177th overall by the Phoenix Roadrunners in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft but never played for either team as Luska went on to spend four seasons in the American Hockey League for the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, winning the Calder Cup in successive years in 1977 and 1978. In 1978 the Roadrunners folded and Luksa signed with the Cincinnati Stingers as a free agent, playing 78 regular season games for the team, scoring 8 goals and twelve assists for 20 points. The WHA folded at the end of the season and Luksa was claimed by the Hartford Whalers in the Dispersal Draft. Luksa would only play eight games for the Whalers, scoring one assist, as he spent much of the season in the AHL with the Springfield Indians and would later spend another full season in the league with the Binghamton Whalers.

Luksa moved to Finland's SM-liiga in 1981 and signed with Jokerit before returning to the AHL the same season and signed with the Rochester Americans before retiring from the sport.

Luksa subsequently began selling real estate in Newmarket, Ontario.

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