Luke Stauffacher

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Luke Stauffacher
Born (1980-12-17) December 17, 1980 (age 34)
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
CHL team
Former teams
Odessa Jackalopes
Peoria Rivermen
Charlotte Checkers
Trenton Titans
Fresno Falcons
Manchester Phoenix
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Luke Stauffacher (born December 17, 1980, in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Odessa Jackalopes of the Central Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

He began his junior career playing for the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL. During his time in Green Bay, Stauffacher was a regular first team player, featuring in 189 games and scoring 116 points over a four-year spell.

Stauffacher went on to play at University level, icing for the University of Minnesota - Duluth at NCAA level. Stauffacher spent four years in Minnesota, and was again a regular first team player and a reliable player in terms of both goals and assists. During the 2004–05 season, Stauffacher was signed by the Peoria Rivermen of the ECHL, but only played two games.

The following season he moved to another ECHL team, the Charlotte Checkers. Stauffacher appeared in over 50 games for the Checkers, grabbing 20 points along the way. Late in the season he again switched teams to play for the Trenton Titans, for whom he also made two post-season appearances. Stauffacher would again move during the off season, this time to link up with the UHL Quad City Mallards. At the lower level, Stauffacher would flourish, totalling almost a point a game during a 76-game regular season stint.

Due to his points production, Stauffacher would move back to the ECHL for the start of the 2007–08 season, but would only manage five appearances before moving to sign for the Manchester Phoenix mid-season, where he played alongside former Quad City Mallards line-mate Sean Starke.[1] In 43 appearances for the Phoenix, Stauffacher managed to score 16 goals and help out with 28 assists, a ratio of just over a point per game. Despite this he was not re-signed by the Phoenix and moved back to his native North America and signed for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League.

A free agent for the 2009–10 season, Stauffacher joined the Tusla Oilers mid-year for the duration of the season on February 23, 2010.[2]

Career stats[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 23 0 3 3 42 4 0 0 0 6
1998–99 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 54 9 20 29 74 6 2 0 2 4
1999–00 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 56 17 21 38 138 14 5 3 8 28
2000–01 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 56 13 33 46 114 4 1 0 1 6
2001–02 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 33 0 4 4 26
2002–03 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 41 12 10 22 80
2003–04 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 42 17 18 35 54
2004–05 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 38 7 6 13 24
2004–05 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 2 0 0 0 15
2005–06 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 52 9 11 20 84
2005–06 Trenton Titans ECHL 15 1 3 4 33 2 0 1 1 0
2006–07 Quad City Mallards UHL 76 42 29 71 221 5 0 0 0 16
2007–08 Fresno Falcons ECHL 5 0 0 0 16
2007–08 Manchester Phoenix EIHL 39 13 25 38 43 2 2 2 4 4
2008–09 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 70 39 41 80 129 11 7 1 8 18
2009–10 Tulsa Oilers CHL 13 5 2 7 38
2010–11 Odessa Jackalopes CHL 13 5 3 8 26 9 0 3 3 15
ECHL totals 74 10 14 24 148 2 0 1 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Stauffacher aiming for weekend Debut". Manchester Phoenix. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Oilers sign forward Stauffacher". Tulsa Oilers. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 

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