Luke Moffatt
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Luke Moffatt

Hometown:

Paradise Valley Arizona

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1992-06-11

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th round (197th overall), 2010

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2007-08: Luke Moffatt led the Midwest League in scoring with 37 goals and 19 assists in 30 games for Compuware.

2008-09: Moffatt skated in 67 games for the US NDTP’s U17 team. He scored 21 goals with 20 assists and had 30 PMs. Moffatt committed to playing college hockey at Michigan in 2010-11.

2009-10: Moffatt appeared in 56 games for the US NDTP’s U18 team – scoring 13 goals with 17 assists. He was a member of the gold medal-winning USA team at the 2010 U18 World Junior Championship and scored 2 goals with 1 assist; finishing +5 with 2 PMs in seven games at the tournament.

2010-11: Moffatt appeared in 36 of 44 games as a freshman at Michigan. One of the top teams in the country, the Wolverines finished first in the CCHA and, after an upset loss in the conference tournament semifinals, rebounded to reach the national championship game against Minnesota-Duluth. Playing in a lower line role, Moffatt scored 5 goals with 8 assists and was +7 with 12 PMs.

2011-12: Moffatt skated in 40 of 41 games for the University of Michigan as a sophomore – primarily in a third line role. He scored 6 goals with 10 assists and was plus-four with 29 penalty minutes. The Wolverines were one of the top teams in college hockey for much of the season – losing just twice in one 16-game span (a stretch that included a 4-2 win over national champion Boston College). Michigan finished second in the CCHA and reached the conference championship game but were upset by Cornell in overtime in their first NCAA tournament game.

2012-13:Moffatt was an assistant captain for Michigan as a junior in what was a tough season for the Wolverines. He played in 38 games and had career-highs in goals (8) and assists (13) and was -7 with 29 penalty minutes. Michigan finished seventh in the CCHA and failed to win 20 games for the first time since head coach Red Berenson’s third season in 1986-87 but went 8-0-1 in nine games at the end of the year before falling to Notre Dame, 3-1, in the CCHA championship game. Moffatt did not score his first goal until January but was in the middle of things in the Wolverines’ improbable run to the CCHA championship game – including three assists in the series-clinching win over third-place Western Michigan in the quarterfinals.

 

Talent Analysis

Moffat is a decent skater with above average offensive tools, but lacks the explosiveness to evade defenders. Moffatt plays a good two-way game.

 

Future

Moffatt started off the year on an explosive scoring pace but has since slowed down. He is currently in his senior season for the University of Michigan Wolverines. He will be able to prove forward depth for the Lake Erie Monsters next season.

 

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Photo: Goaltender Kent Patterson signed a two-year entry-level deal with Colorado at the conclusion of his senior year with Minnesota. In his last year with the Golden Gophers, Patterson managed a record of 28-14-1. (Patrick Green/ Icon SMI)

 

Neither the Colorado Avalanche nor their AHL-affiliated Lake Erie Monsters managed to crack the playoffs this season, but a handful of their prospects were still playing hockey when their team's respective regular seasons ended. The Avalanche system saw players contending in the postseason both overseas and at the NCAA and Canadian major junior levels.

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