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USA LUKE KUNIN  Signed - click for Team Depth Chart  Register Luke Kunin in the EP Jobs Portal
Last team: Iowa Wild - 2018 - a.k.a. "Lane Kunin"

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BIRTHYEAR 1997-12-04 BIRTHPLACEChesterfield, MO, USA
AGE 20 NATION USA
POSITION C SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 182 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 87 kg / 192 lbs
YOUTH TEAM St. Louis Jr. Blues CONTRACT 19/20
NHL DRAFT 2016 round 1 #15 overall by Minnesota Wild
CAP HIT $1,425,000 powered by
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HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1

A highly intelligent and offensively gifted forward. Has a keen eye for scoring opportunities and has shown flashes of elite-level finishing capability. Works hard and isn't afraid to battle for puck possession. Good hands and puck skills, and has a really accurate release on his shot. Needs to work on his explosiveness, staying in motion with the play, and strength behind his shot. All-in-all, a gifted offensive force with the potential to blossom into a highlight reel player. (Curtis Joe, EP 2015)

Brother: Nick Kunin

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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2012-13 St. Louis AAA Blues U16 T1EHL U16 34 30 386818 |            
 2013-14 USNTDP Juniors USHL 32 11 122327 -4 |            
  U.S. National U17 Team  USDP 52 20 183835 |            
  USA U17  WHC-17 6 2 460 |            
 2014-15 USNTDP Juniors  USHL 20 10 41412 9 |            
  U.S. National U18 Team  USDP 61 27 154234 |            
  USA U18  WJC-18 7 6 062 9 |            
 2015-16 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 34 19 133234 -9 |            
 2016-17 Univ. of Wisconsin  NCAA 35 22 163830 -2 |            
  Iowa Wild AHL 12 5 3816 2 |            
  USA U20  WJC-20 7 2 2425 3 |            
 2017-18  Minnesota Wild NHL 19 2 2413 -3 |            
  Iowa Wild AHL 36 10 91934 -6 |            
2017-18 AHL/ECHL/USHL/WHL/OHL/QMJHL stats powered by HockeyTech


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 48 15 12 27 0.56 50  -4  |    
  NCAA: 69 41 29 70 1.01 64  -11  |    
  NHL: 19 2 2 4 0.21 13  -3  |    
  T1EHL U16: 34 30 38 68 2.00 18  |    
  USDP: 113 47 33 80 0.71 69  |    
  USHL: 52 21 16 37 0.71 39  |    
  WHC-17: 6 2 4 6 1.00 |    
  WJC-18: 7 6 0 6 0.86 |    
  WJC-20: 7 2 2 4 0.57 25  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2013-2014 U17 WHC Gold Medal
2014-2015 U18 WJC Gold Medal
2015-2016 NCAA (B1G) All-Rookie Team
2016-2017 NCAA (B1G) All-Tournament Team
  NCAA (B1G) Second All-Star Team
  NCAA (West) Second All-American Team
  U20 WJC Gold Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- NCAA (B1G) All-Rookie Team 15/16
- NCAA (B1G) All-Tournament Team 16/17
- NCAA (B1G) Second All-Star Team 16/17
- NCAA (West) Second All-American Team 16/17
- U17 WHC Gold Medal 13/14
- U18 WJC Gold Medal 14/15
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 16/17



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2017-03-23 Confirmed Univ. of Wisconsin Minnesota Wild Entry Level 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2013, round 12 #229 overall by Sarnia Sting in the OHL Priority Selection
 
- 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #17 by Hockeyprospect.com
- 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #18 by ISS Hockey
- 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #19 by Future Considerations
- 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #16 by McKeen's Hockey
- 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #11 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)
- 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #20 by TSN/McKenzie