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Milan Lucic | Winger | #27

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 233
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (50) / BOS
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Milan Lucic wasn't happy with the decision to rule Rickard Rakell's marker on Friday as a good goal, to put it mildly.
Rakell's goal with 15 seconds left in the third period tied the game and led to Anaheim eventually taking Game 5 in double overtime. However, Ducks teammate Ryan Kesler appeared to hold goaltender Cam Talbot's pad open while Rakell scored. The league reviewed the goal, but felt it wasn't goaltender interference based on the argument that Edmonton's Darnell Nurse pushed Kesler into Talbot. "A guy falls on the goalie and wraps his hand around the goalie’s pad… I don’t even know what goalie interference is anymore, to be perfectly honest," Lucic said. "It’s an absolute joke that two good referees can’t make the right call at the right time. Especially when the guy has two or three seconds to get up, and he has his hand wrapped around the goalie’s leg. The goalie can’t get up to make a save, and it’s still a goal. Unbelievable." Oilers coach Todd McLellan said separately that he doesn't know what counts as goalie interference anymore. May 6 - 4:46 AM

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Milan Lucic scored one goal and had an assist Wednesday night as the Oilers lost a 3-2 contest in overtime to the Sharks.

Lucic’s assist came on Oscar Klefbom’s goal at the 6:44 mark of the first. He added his own a little more than 10 minutes later to give Edmonton a 2-0 lead. The Sharks pressed harder in the next two periods and forced the game into an extra session. San Jose outshot the Oilers in overtime by a 6-3 margin.
Apr 13 - 1:04 AM

Milan Lucic scored a natural hat trick in a 4-2 win over San Jose on Thursday.

Lucic scored all three goals in succession all in the third period as the Oilers came from behind in a big division win. It continues a hot-streak for Lucic who has five points in his last three games. He has 48 points in 80 games. Oscar Klefbom had four assists and Connor McDavid had two points.
Apr 7 - 1:56 AM

Milan Lucic has seven goals and 11 points in his last 16 games.

Lucic has endured some cold spells this season, but he's doing well as we approach the playoffs. "I think he’s played at a much quicker pace. Maybe that’s his linemates, maybe that’s confidence," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "He’s been quicker, been around the net more, a little more polish in those areas, just think of the goal (power play to tie it 2-2 late against Anaheim) he scored the other night … how big that was. Earlier in the year, maybe he misses the net there or takes a swat at the puck and misses." Lucic is a veteran presence on the Oilers who has a lot of playoff experience. He should be invaluable in guiding the younger players in what will be the first postseason run for some of them.
Apr 4 - 9:47 AM

Milan Lucic found the back of the net in Edmonton's 2-0 win over Los Angeles on Monday.

That was the second time in less than a week that Lucic played against a former team and in both cases he managed to score a goal. Of course, Lucic has been hot in general lately with three goals and six points in his last six games.
Mar 21 - 8:25 AM

Milan Lucic is looking to extend his perfect run against his former team, the Boston Bruins.

Between Lucic's time with the Los Angeles Kings and now the Edmonton Oilers, he's faced Boston three times and his team has won all of those contests. Lucic will try to make it 4-0 on Thursday. Of course Lucic has a long history with Boston, having played his first 566 regular season games with the Bruins and another 96 in the playoffs, including the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup championship.
Mar 16 - 8:18 AM

Milan Lucic is on a three-game point streak.

Lucic registered a pair of assists in a 7-1 win against Dallas on Tuesday. He's up to 15 goals and 40 points in 69 contests this season.
Mar 15 - 6:11 AM

Milan Lucic scored his 15th goal of the season in Edmonton's 4-1 loss to Montreal on Sunday.

Lucic now has 15 goals and 38 points through 68 games this season. The veteran is starting to produce more regularly lately with points in five of his last six games.
Mar 12 - 10:51 PM

Milan Lucic found the back of the net in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Lucic's goal at the 11:51 mark of the first period tied the game at one. He also dropped the gloves with Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo tonight. The big power forward finished the contest with a plus-1 rating, five penalty minutes and one shot on goal in 14:35 of ice time. Lucic has 14 goals and 35 points in his first 64 games with Edmonton. Mark Letestu scored the game-winner for the Oilers.
Mar 1 - 12:12 AM

Milan Lucic scored his 13th goal of the season during Sunday's 5-4 loss to Nashville.

He's now up to 34 points in 63 games this season. He has just two goals and four points in 11 games during the month of February.
Feb 26 - 9:33 PM

Milan Lucic scored the game winning goal at 9:50 in the third as the Oilers beat the Blackhawks 3-1 Saturday night.

Lucic’s 12th goal of the season snapped a 10-game streak in which he failed to find the back of the net. In that span of games, he earned only three assists, which has limited his relevance.
Feb 18 - 9:58 PM

Milan Lucic has a 10-game goalless drought and he has posted just three assists during that span.

Lucic has been credited with two shots or less in nine of those outings. He also hasn't scored a goal at even strength since Dec. 6 against Buffalo. Lucic has contributed 11 markers and 31 points in 58 contests in what has been a fairly disappointing season so far.
Feb 18 - 10:47 AM

Milan Lucic has gone 28 games without scoring a goal during even strength.

That's pretty bad and while he has three power play goals during that time, his lack of scoring is a big cause for concern. One NHL scout thinks that Lucic needs to lose some weight as he cannot keep up in the fast NHL."I have to create more, be better on the forecheck, better on the cycle," said Lucic. "A big part of this is bearing down, too. If you look at my shooting percentage compared to the past, it's way down (9.6 per cent this year, compared to a 14.8 average for his career)." Lucic has 11 goals and 30 points in 56 games this season but if you were expecting 100-plus penalty minutes this season, you have been majorly disappointed as he has only 30 to date.
Feb 13 - 8:19 AM

Milan Lucic tied the game on the power play with less than five minutes remaining in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators.

It was a great sequence leading up to the goal for Lucic. He first obliterated Austin Watson behind the net, then drew a retaliation penalty before putting the puck in the back of the end on the ensuing power play. It was Lucic's first goal since December 21 against the Coyotes. This season has been increasingly hard to deal with his inconsistent scoring habits because his penalty minute totals are down. However, he did pick up seven penalty minutes in the loss. He now has 28 points and 25 penalty minutes in 48 games this season.
Jan 21 - 1:18 AM

Milan Lucic won the hardest shot in Edmonton's super skills competition Sunday.

Lucic's shot was 102.7 MPH. That's nice but Lucic has gone 10 games without a goal and it has been 17 games since he scored at even strength. Poolies who took Lucic in part for his penalty minute totals have been so disappointed this season as he has only 18. Even teammate Connor McDavid has more with 20. It's been a tough go of things of late for the tough winger who has nine goals and 26 points this season.
Jan 16 - 7:20 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4David Desharnais
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
6Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Jordan Eberle
3Zack Kassian
4Tyler Pitlick
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Griffin Reinhart
7Matthew Benning
8Eric Gryba
9Joey LaLeggia
10Jordan Oesterle
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit
3Nick Ellis