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Don Luce
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Canadian
Born October 2,1948,
London, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1966
New York Rangers
Pro Career 1968 – 1982

Don Luce (born October 2, 1948, in London, Ontario) is a retired professional centre who played in the NHL from 1969 to 1982.

Don was drafted by the New York Rangers and played three seasons (1965–68) for their farm team; the Kitchener Rangers in Kitchener, Ontario. He then played 1.5 seasons with another Rangers farm team, the Omaha Knights, before being brought up to the NHL team for the last 12 games in the 1969–70 season.

During the 1970–1971 season he was traded to Detroit Red Wings where he played 58 games and the dealt to the Buffalo Sabres where he played from 1971–1981. During the 1974 season, Don was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy..

In the middle of the 1980–81 season he was traded to Los Angeles. He then finished his career in 1981–82 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Luce played 894 career NHL games, scoring 225 goals and 329 assists for 554 points. His best statistical season was the 1974–75 season with the Buffalo Sabres, when he set career highs in goals (33), points {76}, shorthanded goals (8), and plus minus with a +61 rating.

Don also served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres in 1986–87. He had served as the Sabres' Head of Player development from the end of his term as assistant coach until July 2006, when the team fired him and cut much of its scouting department. Luce helped bring in such players as Alexander Mogilny, Maxim Afinogenov, Martin Biron, Brian Campbell, and Jason Pominville.

Don was appointed the Director of Hockey Development for the Philadelphia Flyers on Decmber 1,2006.


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