Mario Lucia

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Mario Lucia
Born (1993-08-25) August 25, 1993 (age 23)
North Pole, Alaska
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Minnesota Wild
Iowa Wild (AHL)
NHL Draft 60th overall, 2011
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2016–present

Mario Paul Lucia (born August 25, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey Forward who currently plays for the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Wild with the 60th pick of the 2011 NHL Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Lucia played high school hockey for Wayzata High School in the MSHSL. He only participated in his sophomore and junior years in high school and scored 87 points in 49 games. Lucia then went on to play junior hockey for Penticton Vees in the BCHL during his senior year of high school (2011-2012 season). He has also played for the U.S. National Development Team in the USHL.

In October 2011, Lucia committed to the University of Notre Dame.[2] On August 29, 2012, Lucia suffered a broken leg in preseason drills.[3] The injury forced Lucia to miss the first nine games of the season. He made his collegiate debut on November 15, 2012 and he scored his first collegiate goal on November 16, 2012, against the University of Michigan.[4]

Professional[edit]

On March 27, 2016, at the conclusion of his senior year with the Fighting Irish, Lucia agreed to a two-year entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild.[5] He was immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, on an amateur try-out to make his professional debut in the closing stages of the 2015–16 season.

Personal[edit]

He was raised in Plymouth, Minnesota and is the son of Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey coach Don Lucia.[6] He is also the younger brother of the AHL's Worcester Sharks forward Tony Lucia. Throughout his collegiate career his roommate was Owen Smith.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Wayzata High USHS 25 15 25 40 6 2 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Wayzata High USHS 24 25 22 47 14 3 5 2 7 2
2010–11 U.S. National Development Team USHL 6 3 0 3 0
2011–12 Penticton Vees BCHL 56 42 52 94 42 15 6 11 17 2
2012–13 Notre Dame CCHA 32 12 11 23 18
2013–14 Notre Dame HE 40 16 15 31 12
2014–15 Notre Dame HE 42 21 11 32 22
2015–16 Notre Dame HE 37 12 12 24 12
2015–16 Iowa Wild AHL 9 2 2 4 2
2016–17 Iowa Wild AHL 44 9 13 22 18
AHL totals 53 11 15 26 20
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing United States United States
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ufa
World Junior A Challenge
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Langley

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 7 0 1 1 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2012–13

References[edit]

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