Name: Luke McDermott
Position: Forward
Sport: Sled Hockey
Height: 5-7
Weight: 155
DOB: 9/1/1987
Birthplace: Albany, N.Y.
Hometown: Westerlo, N.Y.
College: Texas Christian University, Political Science '14
Team/Club: Buffalo Sabres
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2018); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • PyeongChang 2018, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2015
  • Silver – 2017
Personal: Marine Corporal McDermott is a bilateral below-knee amputee after being injured by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan in June 2010 – second tour with the 1st Battalion 6th Marines. He was introduced to sled hockey in 2010 while rehabbing at the Center for the Intrepid when his physical therapist asked if he was interested in playing. He joined the San Antonio Rampage in 2010. He made his U.S. National Team debut in 2015...Hobbies include weightlifting, cycling and golfing…The most influential people in his life are his friends and family...Enjoys listening to country, rock and rap music…His favorite movies are Star Wars and show is Game of Thrones…His favorite meal is his mom’s baked macaroni and cheese.