Luke Kunin
North American Skater - U Wisconsin, BIG10
Final Rank:11Midterm Rank:16
Position:CenterShoots:Right
Height:6' 0"Weight:193
Born:December 4, 1997Hometown:Chesterfield, Mo.
Born in:Chesterfield, MO, USA
Drafted: 2016: MIN (1st Round / 15th Overall) 

• As the second-youngest player in the NCAA in 2015-16, Kunin tied for third in goals (19) among all freshman skaters to become the first-ever Wisconsin player on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. His 32 points were one shy of tying linemate Grant Besse (selected 147th overall by ANA in 2013) for the team lead.

• He captained the U.S. to a gold medal at the 2015 Under-18 World Championship, scoring six goals in seven games – two back of the tournament lead. He also helped his country win gold at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• Kunin, who completed an accelerated program to graduate high school a year early, also wore the “C” for the Under-18 team during his second season with the USA National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.

• In 2012-13, Kunin led the St. Louis AAA Blues Under-16 team in goals (30) and finished second in points (68) behind No. 2-Ranked North American Skater Matthew Tkachuk. They are two of six AAA Blues alumni on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft.

• A Type-1 diabetic, Kunin recently met with B.J. Crombeen, who also has diabetes and played more than 400 NHL games from 2007-15. Kunin on playing with diabetes: “It’s something I’ve learned a lot from and it’s helped me grow up and mature a lot faster than most kids my age. I think it’s helped me a lot.”

NEWS:

WISCONSIN’S KUNIN HOPES TO BECOME COMPLETE PLAYER

GETTING TO KNOW LUKE...

My go-to karaoke choice is: Zac Brown Band
Last TV show I binge-watched is: Friday Night Lights
The celebrity that always makes me laugh is: Vince Vaughn
I do a great impression of: Ted
The app I spend way too much time on is: Twitter
The coolest person I ever met is: A Navy SEAL
If I could be one person for a day it would be: Country singer at a concert
One thing people don't usually know about me is: I'm a Type 1 diabetic
I am inspired by: Family
I am afraid of: Snakes and spiders
I dream of: The NHL

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2015-2016U OF WISCONSINBIG103419133234
2014-2015USA U-18NTDP5218153328
2014-2015USA (2015 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR76062
2014-2015USA U18 (5 Nations in Kravare & Poruba 2015)ITLTOUR41236
2013-2014USA U-17NTDP5220183839
2013-2014USA (2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR62460