Steve Ludzik

Steve Ludzik had a distinguished junior career with the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara Falls Flyers, amassing 125 goals and 233 assists, for a total of 358 points. The Etobicoke, Ontario native was drafted 28th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. After one more year of junior hockey, Ludzik turned pro in 1981-82. He split that season between the Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s New Brunswick Hawks. The next season, he became a Blackhawk regular on the blueline. Ludzik played the majority of his professional career with the Blackhawks, except for 11 games with the Buffalo Sabres in 1989-90. During his NHL career, Ludzik played in a total of 424 games and scored 46 goals and 93 assists. After his playing career, Ludzik has coached professionally and worked as a television analyst for the Score network. In 2000, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and after going public with his battle a few years later, Ludzik made the decision to give back to others through the Steve Ludzik Foundation, where he strives to assist others in “Living Well” with Parkinson’s.