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Born October 2, 1948 (1948-10-02) (age 61),
London, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Pro clubs New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1966
New York Rangers
Career 1968 – 1982

Donald Harold Luce (born 2 October, 1948, in London, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL from 1969 to 1982.

Don was drafted by the New York Rangers and played three seasons (1965–68) for their farm team; the Kitchener Rangers in Kitchener, Ontario. He then played 1.5 seasons with another Rangers farm team, the Omaha Knights, before being brought up to the NHL team for the last 12 games in the 1969–70 season. While in New York, he often ate dinner with hockey legend Tim Horton.

During the 1970–1971 season he was traded to Detroit Red Wings where he played 58 games and the dealt to the Buffalo Sabres where he played from 1971–1981. During the 1974 season, Don was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded to the NHL player annually who best demonstrates the qualities of perseverance, leadership and dedication to the sport of hockey.

In the middle of the 1980–81 season he was traded to Los Angeles. He finished his career in 1981–82 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Don also served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres in 1986–87. He had served as the Sabres' Head of Player development from the end of his term as assistant coach until July 2006, when the team fired him and cut much of its scouting department. Many saw this as a classless way to treat an alum and employee of over 20 years experience in the organization. Luce was responsible for bringing in Alexander Mogilny, Maxim Afinogenov, Marty Biron, Brian Campbell, and Jason Pominville.

Don is currently the Director of Player Development for the Philadelphia Flyers. Don is remembered among Sabres fans fondly for his work ethic on the ice,his amazing abilities on the penalty kill, in the team's front office, and in the community where he and his wife Diane continue to act charitably even though they are no longer affiliated with the Sabres. He is also remembered by some as having the best hair not only in Sabres history but also in Buffalo sports history.

Luce played 894 career NHL games, scoring 225 goals and 329 assists for 554 points. His best statistical season was the 1974–75 season with the Buffalo Sabres, when he set career highs in goals (33), points {76}, shorthanded goals (8), and plus minus with a +61 rating.

He was appointed Director of Hockey Development for the Philadelphia Flyers on December 1, 2006.

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