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Luukko, 30, enters his second season with the Icemen, after leading the team to a club-best 40 wins in his first season in 2021-2022.  Luukko officially became the second head coach in Jacksonville Icemen history in the summer of 2021, after serving the past two years as an assistant coach with the Reading Royals (ECHL). Luukko helped guide the Royals to an impressive 37-17-6 record during the 2019-20 regular season.  


As a player, Luukko played four seasons as a defenseman with Reading totaling 87 points, the most all-time by a Royals defenseman. in 274 games.   Luukko showed his leadership capabilities as he served as an alternate captain for the Royals for two seasons before being \named the team’s captain during the 2018-2019 season.   He also made seven American Hockey League (AHL) appearances with the Leigh Valley Phantoms. during his career. Luukko won Clark Cup Championship with the Dubuque Fighting Saints during the 2010-2011 season. 

The West Chester, PA resident, Luukko, was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In addition, he played four seasons at the University of Vermont from 2011-2015.