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Steve Ludzik (born April 3, 1961 in Etobicoke) is a retired former professional ice hockey player and coach who currently works as a television analyst for The Score.

Ludzy, as he is affectionally known, played all but eleven of his 424 career NHL games for the Chicago Blackhawks, and also briefly played for the Buffalo Sabres. He concluded his playing career playing a year for Austrian club EK Zeller Eisbären in Zell am See.

After his retirement he coached the Muskegon Fury, Detroit Vipers, Mississauga IceDogs, San Antonio Rampage and Tampa Bay Lightning. He is currently a part of a group trying to bring an Ontario Hockey League team back to Niagara Falls, Ontario; Ludzik played junior for the Niagara Falls Flyers in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

A resident of Niagara Falls, in February 2010 Ludzik published his autobiography, "Been There Done That", available on his website,

NHL Coaching Career

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Division rank Result
TB 1999-00 82 19 47 9 7 58 4th in Southeast Missed Playoffs
TB 2000-01 39 12 20 5 2 (59) 5th in Southeast (fired)
Total 123 31 67 14 9

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Preceded by
Jacques Demers
Head Coaches of the Tampa Bay Lightning
Succeeded by
John Tortorella


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