Slugocki hails from Scottsdale, Arizona. Slugocki played junior hockey in Phoenix with the Phoenix Polar Bears before going on to play for the University of Arizona for four seasons. Slugocki amassed 157 points (89G-68A) in 126 games while playing for the Wildcats. He also took his talents overseas for a year in Sweden following his college career. Slugocki recently spent time with Darryl Belfry, who is recognized as a leader and innovator in hockey having spent time training players like Auston Matthews, Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon and John Tavares.