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Get to Know ... Luca Sbisa

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
Get to know Luca Sbisa ...
  • 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: Mats Sundin

Shootout Move: "Fake shot, move right, then leftr"

Video Game: NHL 08

Movie: Hitch

Actor: Adam Sandler

TV Show: Family Guy

Food to Cook: Pasta

Activity Away from the Rink: Golf

Place to Visit: Dubai

 

STATISTICS

Season   Team           League    GP    G     A    PTS   PIM
2007-08  Lethbridge     WHL      62     6    27    33      63

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