Forward- Luke Gazdic
2017-18 stats: 61 GP: 1-1-2 pts, 59 PIM
Five Facts about his Season:
1) Served as an Alternate Captain in his first season in Stockton
2) Scored a goal against his former team of four seasons, the Texas Stars
3) Gazdic pioneered the Heat’s community efforts, winning the team’s Community Award alongside Morgan Klimchuk.
4) Fought in Stockton’s longest bout of the season, lasting over one minute back on October 14 against Grand Rapids
5) Gazdic played in his 500th professional game of his career this season in March.
Highlight of the Season:
Luke Gazdic’s first fight in a Heat sweater was a memorable one, coming on home ice on October 14 against Grand Rapids. Gazdic and Dylan McIlrath dropped the gloves for over a minute, the longest scrap of the season for a Heat player in 2017-18.
Photo of the Year:
Luke Gazdic playing the piano alongside a kid at the Children’s Home of Stockton after dropping off gifts during the holiday season.