July 4, 1989 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|NHL Draft||75th overall, 2007
Tampa Bay Lightning
Luca Cunti (born July 4, 1989) is a Swiss professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for HC Lugano in the National League (NL). He previously played for the SCL Tigers, the ZSC Lions and EHC Kloten. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round (75th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Cunti played two North American junior seasons in the United States Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before returning to his native Switzerland, unsigned from the Lightning, to continue his career with the SCL Tigers. He later moved to rivals the ZSC Lions and signed a two-year contract extension on October 19, 2011.
On April 22, 2014, Cunti was signed to a three-year contract extension by the Lions. In his final year of his contract with Zurich, Cunti agreed to a two-year contract with HC Lugano for the start of the 2017/18 season, with a reported worth of CHF2.4 million.
On January 11, 2017, Cunti was shipped to ZSC's longtime rival, EHC Kloten for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. Cunti didn't join Lugano before the end of the 2016/17 season as the Lions insisted on a clause which would have prevented Cunti from playing any game against Zurich. This clause was not accepted by Lugano and therefore, Cunti joined Kloten.
Cunti made his debut with Kloten against Lausanne HC on January 13, 2017, scoring one goal and tallying one assist. Cunti's short stint with Kloten ended on March 14, 2017, once Kloten saved itself from relegation and despite 2 games remaining in the playout round. He went on to play 16 games for Kloten, tallying 4 goals and 9 assists, before joining Lugano in the summer of 2017.
Regular season and playoffs
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- "Tigers sign NHL prospect Cunti" (in German). SCL Tigers. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
- "Two contract extensions". ZSC Lions. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- "From Zurich to Kloten - ZSC'S Luca Cunti joins EHC Kloten". www.swisshockeynews.ch. 2017-01-11. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
- Luca Cunti career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Luca Cunti career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Luca Cunti player profile at NHL.com
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