9 Luke Esposito
9 Luke Esposito
Height: 5-10
Weight: 183
Year: Junior
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
High School: Brunswick School
Position: Forward
Major: Sociology
Shoots/Catches: Left
House Affiliation: Kirkland

Junior (2015-16) Stats
Skated in 35 games, recording five goals and 16 assists ... Scored on the power play in the first period of Harvard’s 7-0 rout of Dartmouth Oct. 31 … Had first multi-point game of the season with a goal and assist against No. 12/9 Yale Nov. 6 … Notched a goal and assist to help Harvard defeat Rensselaer in the title game of the Shillelagh Tournament … Tallied one assist vs. Ferris St. and Minnesota at the Mariucci Classic to capture title on Jan. 1 and 2, respectively ... Recorded a goal and assist in 6-2 victory at Cornell Jan. 23 ... Had one assist in 2-2 with Cornell Feb. 19 … Scored in Harvard’s 7-4 victory over Colgate Feb. 20 … Dished out two helpers in 4-1 regular season finale at St. Lawrence Feb. 27 … Handed out three assists during Harvard’s 5-2 win in ECAC quarterfinal opener versus Rensselaer. 

Sophomore (2014-15) Stats
Dressed in 32 games, finishing with 17 points (5G, 12A) ... Had first assist of the season in opening tie vs. Dartmouth ... Found the back of the net in a 4-0 victory over Rensselaer ... Extended point streak to three games with an assist at Union ...  Recorded an assist in 6-2 victory over Brown ... Scored two goals at No. 4/4 UMass Lowell in a 4-2 win ... Assisted on Brayden Jaw's goal in 4-3 victory at Princeton Dec. 5 ... Notched two assists in 5-2 win at No. 15/15 Quinnipiac Dec. 6 ... Tallied an unassisted goal in 6-2 triumph over Rensselaer Dec. 30 ... Recorded an assist in a 6-3 win over Clarkson Jan. 16 ... Scored in a 4-1 win versus Colgate Feb. 13 ... Provided a trio of assists in a 6-2 win over Brown in the ECAC playoffs March 6 ... Assisted Colin Blackwell's game-winning goal against Brown on March 7 in the ECAC playoff ... Dealt an assist to Sean Malone for the opening goal of Harvard's 3-2 defeat of Yale in the ECAC quarterfinals on March 13.

Freshman (2013-14) Stats
Collected first collegiate point with an assist against Union Nov. 2 … Had assists in four straight games from Nov. 2-16 … Netted first collegiate goal against No. 7 Boston College Nov. 20 … Netted a goal and an assist in 6-3 win over No. 20 New Hampshire Nov. 26 ... Notched two goals against Boston University in the Feb. 10 Beanpot game.

Before Harvard
Skated with the Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) in 2012-13, totaling 17-54-71 points in 55 games and garnering league Rookie of the Year honors … Captain of hockey team senior year, Brunswick MVP in 2011-12 and scoring leader in 2010-2011 … 2012 Chowder Cup Player of the Tournament and first-team all-star in 2011 and 2012 … Attended U.S. National Development Camp in 2010 … 2012 Altman Award recipient - voted by faculty, the senior who has maintained positive personal relationships in school, in sports and in community service … 2012 Senior Perfect - 12 chosen to uphold the school’s standards … 2012 Senior Peer - 17 chosen to mentor incoming freshman … 2012 high honor roll … 2012 - senior film project chronicling Brunswick hockey season … 2012-2013 Chilliwack Chiefs youth mentoring program … Also involved as Pee Wee Rangers Camp counselor and instructor … Cousins Murray Dea ’79 (hockey) and Caroline Code ’15 (field hockey) attended Harvard … Father, Aldo, played soccer at Eastern Illinois … Uncle, Paul Messier, played hockey at Denver and professionally in AHL and German Elite League … Uncle, Mark Messier, played for the NHL’s Oilers, Rangers, and Canucks, winning six Stanley Cups … Grandfather, Doug Messier, played 20 years in the WHA and founded the first players’ association (PHLPA) … Great Uncle, Murray Murdoch, played for Yale and the New York Rangers … Also enjoys fishing, golfing, film, and sports.

Recent Games
Feb 27 at St. Lawrence W, 4-1
Mar 11 Rensselaer W, 5-2
Mar 12 Rensselaer W, 8-2
Mar 18 vs. St. Lawrence W, 2-1
Mar 19 vs. Quinnipiac L, 4-1
Mar 25 vs. Boston College L, 4-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 34 22
Points 21 12
Goals 5 4
Assists 16 8
PIM 19 10
+/- +2 -2
Power-play goals 2 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Games started 2 2
Game-winning goals 0 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 57 45
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 24 New Brunswick T, 3-3 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 31 at Dartmouth W, 7-0 - 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 1 Dartmouth W, 5-2 - 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 6 No. 12/9 Yale T, 2-2 - 1 1 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 7 Brown W, 5-2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 13 at No. 4/3 Quinnipiac L, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 14 at Princeton W, 3-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 27 at No. 18 Notre Dame W, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 28 vs. Rensselaer W, 4-0 - 1 1 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 4 at Union T, 4-4 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 5 at Rensselaer T, 0-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 1 vs. Ferris St. W, 7-3 - 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 2 vs. Minnesota W, 4-3 - 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 7 No. 11/11 Boston University L, 6-5 - 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 9 vs. No. 2/1 Quinnipiac L, 5-4 - 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 15 No. 18 St. Lawrence W, 3-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 16 Clarkson L, 5-1 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 22 at Colgate W, 4-2 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 23 at No. 10 Cornell W, 6-2 - 1 1 2 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 29 Princeton W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 1 vs. No. 4 Boston College L, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 5 at Brown W, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 6 at Yale L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 8 vs. Northeastern L, 5-1 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 12 No. 18 Rensselaer L, 2-1 - 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Feb 13 Union W, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 19 No. 16 Cornell T, 2-2 - 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 20 Colgate W, 7-4 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 26 at Clarkson L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 27 at St. Lawrence W, 4-1 - 0 2 2 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 11 Rensselaer W, 5-2 - 0 3 3 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 12 Rensselaer W, 8-2 - 0 1 1 2 +3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 18 vs. St. Lawrence W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 19 vs. Quinnipiac L, 4-1 - 0 0 0 5 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 25 vs. Boston College L, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2013-14 29 5 10 15 22 -6 1 0 0 1 0 0 35
2014-15 32 5 12 17 19 +9 0 0 1 1 0 0 39
2015-16 34 5 16 21 19 +2 2 0 0 0 0 0 57
2016-17 36 16 20 36 36 +31 5 3 1 4 1 0 70
Total 131 31 58 89 96 +36 8 3 2 6 1 0 201
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 34 5 16 21 19 +2 2 0 0 0 0 0 57
Conference 22 4 8 12 10 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 45
Exhibition 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
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Home 13 2 8 10 6 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Away 12 2 4 6 4 +0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25
Neutral 9 1 4 5 9 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
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Wins 19 4 11 15 10 +8 2 0 0 0 0 0 35
Losses 11 0 2 2 9 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Ties 4 1 3 4 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
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October 1 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
November 7 2 3 5 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
December 2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
January 9 1 3 4 8 -7 1 0 0 0 0 0 15
February 10 1 5 6 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
March 5 0 4 4 7 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6