Luca Cunti
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Luca Cunti

Hometown:

Zurich Switzerland

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1989-07-04

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Played for Switzerland’s GCK Lions at both Elite Jr A level and B level in the Swiss Nationalliga. Led the U18 Jr. Swiss team during their World Championships run with three goals, and tied as the leading scorer four points in six contests.

3rd round (75th overall), 2007 by TB

2007-08: Cunti had hoped to be able to suit up for St Cloud State as a freshman at the start of the 2007-08 season, however an extensive delay in getting cleared by the NCAA Clearing House resulted in the first half of  the season being a wash for the talented Swiss forward. In late-December, Cunti forgoed his NCAA aspirations for the time being to join the Chicago Steel of the USHL.  In 34 games with the Chicago Steel, the center registered 32 points (11g+21a), adding a pair of goals and three assists in the playoffs.

Talent Analysis

Cunti finds the right opportunities during power plays and utilizes his good offensive vision to control the puck well.  He’s a flashy player who’s strong on his skates. He can get outmuscled by larger opponents.  Cunti does not use his body enough, isn’t gritty and is raw in defensive positioning, shying away from confrontation.  He does have the skills and the potential to develop into a solid player once he matures physically.  He’ll need to upgrade his finishing skills and learn to take more shots. Another downside to Cunti is his lack of maturity in a team-based environment.  He is very fond of the spotlight and as a natural goal scorer is prone to taking shifts off.