Luca Sbisa

North American Skater - Lethbridge, WHL
Final Rank:12Midterm Rank:18
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:190
Born:January 30, 1990
Born in:Ozleri, ITA
Drafted: 2008: PHI (1st Round / 19th Overall) 
  • Led all WHL defensemen through the first two rounds of the playoffs, recording 13 points (3-10--13) in 11 games.
  • Was one of two Hurricanes selected to participate in the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game.
  • Represented Switzerland at the 2008 World Junior Championships and the 2007 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial.
  • Won the Carl Trentini Memorial Award as the Lethbridge Hurricanes Rookie of the Year in 2007-08.
  • Played last season with Zug of the Swiss Jr. Elite League and was selected with Lethbridge’s second pick, 79th overall, in the second round of the 2007 CHL Import Draft.
  • He patterns his game after Montreal defenseman and fellow countryman, Mark Streit – “he is skilled and he can play in many situations”.
  • He wears number five after choosing it when he became a defenseman; as a forward he wore number 21.
  • He credits his parents for having had the most influence on this career because they support him as much as they could -- his dad, an avid skier, used to be on the junior national team.
  • The one thing he couldn’t live without is TV and if he could be in any movie he would choose his favorite, Hitch.
  • Began playing hockey after his parents took him to a game in Zug when he was four-years-old and he played all his hockey growing up for EV Zug.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Player: Toronto’s Mats Sundin

Shootout move: “fake shot, move right and then left”

Practice Drill: “one where I can shoot a lot”

Video Game: NHL ‘08

Movie: Hitch

TV Show: Desperate Housewives and Family Guy

Actor: Adam Sandler

Group: Coldplay

Food to cook: Pasta

Sport (other than hockey): Golf

Toy growing up: Little toy train

Place to shop: Abercrombie and Fitch

Place to visit: Dubai

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2012-2013LUGANOSWISS30571214
2007-2008LETHBRIDGEWHL626273363




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