Luke Pither

Luke Pither (born April 26, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently an unrestricted free agent.

Playing career

After five seasons of playing junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League, Pither signed a three-year entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on March 4, 2010.

On January 13, 2013, it was announced Pither was traded by the Flyers to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goalie Brian Boucher and Mark Alt.

On July 29, 2013, Pither moved abroad and signed a one-year contract as a free agent in Finland with KalPa who competed in the Liiga. In the 2013–14 season, Pither was hampered by injury and played in just 20 games, contributing with 5 goals.

Pither opted to change European leagues, in agreeing to a one-year contract with Austrian club EC KAC of the EBEL on May 22, 2014.

After two seasons in Europe, Pither returned to North America and with the 2015–16 season underway, signed a contract with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL on October 28, 2015. He played two seasons with the Beast, with short stints spread throughout the AHL, before agreeing to return abroad in signing a one-year deal with Swedish outfit, Almtuna IS, of the HockeyAllsvenskan on June 7, 2017.

In January 2018, Pither moved to the UK's EIHL to sign for the Nottingham Panthers, remaining with the team until 2019.

After a season in Germany's DEL2 with EHC Freiburg, Pither returned to Canada to sign with former club, the Brampton Beast of the ECHL on October 16, 2020. With the Beast later suspending operations for the season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Pither was subsequently released as a free agent.

Career statistics

Regular seasonPlayoffs
2004–05Bowmanville EaglesOPJHL21010
2005–06Kingston FrontenacsOHL6849132660112
2006–07Kingston FrontenacsOHL51012
2006–07Guelph StormOHL521513282241012
2007–08Guelph StormOHL5113294231100220
2008–09Guelph StormOHL4116143022
2008–09Belleville BullsOHL231923421017613196
2009–10Barrie ColtsOHL673658944417911204
2010–11Adirondack PhantomsAHL679112019
2011–12Adirondack PhantomsAHL39281018
2011–12Trenton TitansECHL40114
2012–13Trenton TitansECHL1121312
2012–13Wheeling NailersECHL24913226
2012–13Charlotte CheckersAHL236121820
2014–15EC KACEBEL481114252291126
2015–16Brampton BeastECHL269112024
2015–16St. John's IceCapsAHL60336
2015–16Syracuse CrunchAHL10000
2016–17Brampton BeastECHL3717274436122682
2016–17Utica CometsAHL10000
2017–18Almtuna ISAllsv31751210
2017–18Nottingham PanthersEIHL221019291643360
2018–19Nottingham PanthersEIHL602227494830332
2019–20EHC FreiburgDEL24721416273
AHL totals13717345163

External links

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