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Milan Lucic | Winger

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
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Milan Lucic "couldn't be happier" to end up with the Los Angeles Kings.
Lucic was dealt by the Boston Bruins on June 26 and he was surprised to find out it was the Kings that got him. "Just looking at the salary cap and all the great players here ... I mean, I'm not a cheap cap hit, so that's why I didn't really expect it," Lucic said. "But when it happened I was more than thrilled." The Bruins are reportedly retaining $2.75 million of his $6 million cap hit to make the deal work for Los Angeles. Lucic sees the Kings as a top five team without him, so it seems fair to say that he has high expectations for Los Angeles going forward. Jul 13 - 9:42 AM

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Milan Lucic has turned the page on his chapter with the Bruins.

He was traded from the Bruins to the Kings at the end of June and toured their practice facility for the first time Saturday. He struggled for much of last season, recording 18 goals and 44 points, partly because center David Krejci was limited to 47 games because of a knee injury. "I guess I kind of took it for granted playing with such a great player like that," Lucic said. "When he was out of the lineup, I didn't adjust real well off the start. But I finished the season real well the last couple of months and I was able to kind of get my confidence back, and that's what I'm building off this summer, physically and mentally."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 11 - 9:10 PM

Milan Lucic took a full-page ad out of the Boston Globe to thank the Bruins organization and fans.

"I was 19 when I joined the Boston Bruins, a very young man," wrote Lucic. "Now at 27, I must say goodbye to this special city. I lived my dream when we won the Stanley Cup. I married my wife here. Both my children were born here. Boston will always be a key part of who I am. I played in front of a group of fans I will never forget, especially my pals in the North End." It wouldn't be surprising to see Lucic improve on his 18 goals and 44 points from last season.
Jul 11 - 8:46 AM

Boston is reportedly retaining $2.75 million of Milan Lucic's $6 million cap hit.

That means that Lucic's cap hit will be just $3.25 million for Los Angeles, which is quite a bit more palatable for a Kings' squad that has some serious cap considerations of their own. This also further reinforces the idea that Boston's primary motivation in moving Lucic wasn't short-term cap relief.
Jun 26 - 5:41 PM

Milan Lucic has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, goaltender Martin Jones, and Colin Miller.

That gives Boston the 13th, 14th, and 15th picks in this year's draft. It might seem odd for Boston to trade Lucic after trading Dougie Hamilton given that many would have predicted that the Bruins motivation for trading Lucic would be, in part, to pay for Hamilton. That being said, Lucic is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2015-16 campaign and the Bruins might have felt that they wouldn't be able to afford him at that point, irrespective of the Hamilton situation. Los Angeles might have similar difficulties, so this might prove to be a rental, but Lucic's blend of grit and skill will certainly help the Kings rebound from a disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
Jun 26 - 5:06 PM

Milan Lucic is willing to waive his no-trade clause if Boston wants to ship him to Vancouver.

Lucic is from Vancouver and spent his junior career playing for the Vancouver Giants, so he would quickly become a fan favorite. Boston hasn't actually asked him to waive the no-trade clause yet and might not trade him at all this summer. However, Lucic is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016 and with the Bruins' cap situation as rough as it is, it might make sense for them to move him now.
Jun 26 - 1:20 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly inquired on what it might take to acquire Milan Lucic.

The 27-year-old Lucic is entering the final season of his three-year, $18M contract and appears to be hot commodity around the league, not just his hometown team. Lucic has missed just five games over the last three seasons, but hasn't quite been the offensive force as was expected. He's accumulated just 49 goals and 130 points over that time with 247 PIMs as well.
Jun 25 - 6:22 PM

Milan Lucic's name has been coming up in trade rumors.

That doesn't necessarily mean much, but Boston could certainly use the cap space right now, so you never know. He's coming off of a bit of a down season with 18 goals and 44 points in 81 contests, but his blend of grit and skill would likely attract suitors if Boston made him available. Without Lucic's $6 million annual cap hit on the books, Boston would be in a strong position to re-sign Dougie Hamilton. The other factor is that Lucic will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 campaign, so if the Bruins aren't confident in their ability to re-sign Lucic at a favorable price, then they might decide that now is the time to move him.
Jun 12 - 9:49 AM

The Big Bad Bruins identity is all Milan Lucic wants from Boston.

"It's that Big Bad Bruins team, that championship team. I think I speak for everyone when I say that's what we want to see with this team moving forward. That's my take on it." Whether or not that's ideal for the Lucic or the organization is another story, but Lucic has certainly personified the "team identity". Now through eight seasons in his career Lucic has averaged 17 goals, 43 points, 97 PIMs, and 143 hits per season. Lucic also has one season left at $6M towards the cap coming into his age 27 season.
May 19 - 7:37 PM

Milan Lucic's father passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday in Vancouver.

"My family and I am very grateful for the outpouring of support from the hockey community, friends, and fans from around the world," said Lucic in a statement. "We kindly ask everyone to respect our privacy during this difficult and sad time." We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Milan and his family for their loss.
Apr 27 - 10:21 AM

Milan Lucic would like to stay with the Boston Bruins.

"It would be really, really hard to see myself in different colors or in a different jersey or in a different city in a different organization," Lucic said. "I hope to continue being a Bruin and I hope they want me here as well. Because it has to come from both sides and both ends." He will make $6.5 million ($6 million cap hit) in the last year of his contract next year. The Bruins still need to have a discussion on what to do with him.
Apr 14 - 8:24 AM

The rumor mill has suggested that Boston may trade Milan Lucic in the off-season.

In 81 games this season, Lucic registered 18 goals and 44 points to go with 81 penalty minutes and 259 hits. He has a $6 million cap hit and is slated to make $6.5 million in 2015-16 before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Apr 13 - 10:25 AM

Milan Lucic notched two points, including the game-winning goal, in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Florida.

He snapped the winner with just 1:09 remaining in the third period to put the Bruins ahead of the Panthers by six points in the standings and three up on Ottawa for the last playoff spot in the East. Lucic also had an assist on David Pastrnak's tying goal earlier in the third.
Apr 1 - 10:17 AM

Milan Lucic scored the first two goals of the Boston Bruins' 4-2 win against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

The beastly power forward now has 17 goals and 42 points on the season. This may have been a much tougher game for the Bruins if he didn't find the net twice early.
Mar 28 - 4:15 PM

Boston coach Claude Julien reduced the ice time of the Milan Lucic, Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak line in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim.

The trio hardly played in the third period with the Bruins nursing a lead they would eventually give up. At this point it is obvious that Julien does not trust this line when it doesn't have the puck. "When you watch the game closely you see guys that are really struggling in the battles and along the walls and at that stage you decide whether to protect the lead. They shortened their bench, we had to shorten ours," said Julien. With the return of David Krejci from injury don't be surprised if Julien shuffles his lines as early as Saturday afternoon against the Rangers.
Mar 28 - 8:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jordan Nolan
3Andy Andreoff
4Nick Shore
LW1Milan Lucic
2Marian Gaborik
3Tanner Pearson
4Dwight King
5Kyle Clifford
RW1Dustin Brown
2Jeff Carter
3Trevor Lewis
4Tyler Toffoli
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Jamie McBain
7Derek Forbort
8Slava Voynov
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jhonas Enroth