2008-09: Anthony Luciani played 59 games as an OHL rookie with the Erie Otters. He scored 6 goals with 8 assists and was -7 with 84 PMs. In four playoff games for Erie he had 1 assist and 5 PMs and was an even plus/minus.
2009-10: Luciani was the leading goal scorer for the Erie Otters in his second OHL season scoring 38 times with 30 assists. He had a -7 plus/minus and 67 PMs in 68 games as the Otters finished fourth in the OHL's Midwest Division. Luciani appeared in 3 of 4 playoff games for the Otters and had 2 goals with 1 assist and was an even plus/minus.
2010-11: Luciani made his pro debut with AHL Rochester, appearing in three games, after being one of the top scorers for Erie (OHL) as a twenty-year-old. In his second pro game with the Amerks, a 6-5 loss to the Toronto Marlies, he scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was +3. Prior to joining Rochester, Luciani was a key contributor for the Otters – bouncing back from an early season wrist injury to have his best season offensively. He scored 29 goals with a team-high 49 assists and was +26 with 30 PMs. Luciani scored 11 of his 29 goals on the power play. In seven playoff games for Erie he had 7 goals with 3 assists and was -4 with 12 PMs. Luciani signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Florida in April 2011.
2011-12: Luciani appeared in two AHL games with Florida affiliate San Antonio and was the third-leading scorer for the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones in his first pro season. He appeared in single games in December and February with the Rampage with no points or penalty minutes. Luciani scored 26 goals with 23 assists and was minus-10 with 53 penalty minutes in 54 games for the Cyclones. Cincinnati finished third in the North Division; one point out of a playoff spot.
Luciani is a compact mixture of offensive ability, quickness, and grit. He has a snappy wrist shot and above average puck skills, but at 5’8 he has a lot of work in front of him to maximize his abilities.
Luciani will fight for a spot in the San Antonio lineup this fall after a successful rookie season in the ECHL. In order to crack the NHL, he will have to develop his scoring and puck abilities to the point where he can skate on a scoring line, because although he could always add energy and has a lot of sandpaper in his game, at his size it will be difficult for him to find a place on checking line in the big league.