Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Charlie Luksa
Chuck Luksa was a rugged defenceman who could also make plays on offense. He suited up for eight games with the Hartford Whalers in 1979-80 but otherwise enjoyed a productive career in the minors.

The Toronto native played briefly in the OHA with the Oshawa Generals and Kitchener Rangers and also spent a year each with the MJHL's Kenora Huskies and the University of Toronto. Luksa was taken 172nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1974 and spent four years on the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs. After contributing to consecutive Calder Cup wins in 1977 and 1978 he was named to the AHL second all-star team. Luksa spent the 1978-79 season with the WHA's Cincinnati Stingers then was claimed by the Hartford Whalers in the Dispersal Draft. He played eight games for the Whalers during their inaugural season but spent most of the year as an offensive spark on the AHL's Springfield Indians. Luksa played two more years in the AHL before retiring in 1982.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Ottawa Jr. Senators ON-Jr.A
1971-72 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Kenora Muskies MJHL 47 7 37 44 119
1973-74 University of Toronto OUAA 22 3 19 22 50
1973-74 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 10 2 7 9
1974-75 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 32 0 4 4 54 6 1 0 1 5
1975-76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 73 5 13 18 75 9 0 2 2 6
1976-77 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 80 9 31 40 72 12 1 5 6 7
1977-78 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 66 3 23 26 89 11 1 4 5 25
1978-79 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 78 8 12 20 116 3 0 0 0 7
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 0 1 1 4 0
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 72 10 39 49 83
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 63 3 18 21 104 6 0 2 2 12
1981-82 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 21 1 2 3 58
1981-82 Rochester Americans AHL 33 2 8 10 33 6 0 2 2 4
NHL Totals 8 0 1 1 4


AHL Second All-Star Team (1978) Selected by Phoenix (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA) after Phoenix (WHA) franchise folded, July, 1978. Claimed by Hartford from Cincinnati (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 9, 1979.