Chris Luongo
Position Defenseman
Shoots Right
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born March 17 1967 (1967-03-17) (age 52),
Farmington Hills, MI, USA
NHL Draft 92nd overall, 1985
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1989 – 2004

Chris Luongo (born March 17, 1967 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, and New York Islanders.


Playing careerEdit

Luongo was a stay-at-home defenseman who played in 218 games in his NHL career, scoring 8 goals and 23 assists for 31 points and collecting 176 penalty minutes. Drafted by his hometown Red Wings in 1985, he then accepted a scholarship to Michigan State where he enjoyed a four-year career with the Spartans, earning the team's "Dr. John Downs Outstanding Defensive Player Award" in 1988 and 1989. He spent 1989 to 1992 in the Red Wings organization before signing with the Ottawa Senators as a free agent. After one season in Ottawa, he was traded to the New York Islanders, where he finished his NHL career in 1996.

Luongo was also a member of the U.S. squad at the 1996, 1997, and 2000 World Championships.

From 1997 to 2004, he played in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga, playing for EV Landshut, Munich Barons, Nuremberg Ice Tigers and the Krefeld Pinguine.


Luongo spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Wayne State Warriors. In September, 2008, he joined the UAH Chargers as an assistant coach under head coach Danton Cole, who was a team-mate of Luongo's at Michigan State.


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