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Milan Lucic | Winger

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Darryl Sutter switched up his lines at practice Saturday and Milan Lucic found himself on the second line.
Lucic had been playing with Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik and was sent to the second line alongside Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli. This could be a good move for Lucic who couldn't get untracked on the top unit. Lucic will continue to see time on the power play and should end the season with 25 goals, 50 points and 100-plus penalty minutes. Oct 11 - 8:19 AM

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Milan Lucic feels he got a match penalty on Wednesday primarily based on his reputation.

Lucic attempted to spar with Logan Couture late in the third period after taking exception to a hit. "I think that’s why I got a match. It’s just because of who I am," Lucic said. "If I would have made that hit, and someone came after me the same way, he wouldn’t have gotten a match It just comes with who you are, and they review all that stuff, and there’s nothing that’s come of it, because like I said last night, I didn’t cross any line." As Lucic said, he hasn't received any supplemental discipline over the incident.
Oct 9 - 6:32 AM

Milan Lucic will reportedly not be suspended after receiving a match penalty on Wednesday.

Lucic took exception to a hit that Logan Couture dealt late in the third period and attempted to fight him in front of the Sharks' bench. It was a rough game for Lucic in general as he had a minus-two rating in the Kings' 5-1 loss.
Oct 8 - 6:02 PM

Milan Lucic got a match penalty for a late third period incident involving Logan Couture.

Logan Couture smashed into Lucic just moments after leaving the penalty box. Lucic took offense to that and grabbed Couture near the Sharks' bench. For his part though, Lucic attempted to downplayed the incident after the game. "Just a little hit," he said. "I didn’t like it, so I reacted to it. I don’t know why I got a match penalty. I didn’t cross any line, so obviously I deserved a penalty, but I don’t know why it was called a match penalty."
Oct 8 - 9:35 AM

Milan Lucic is concerned that he has been hesitating in his play.

Lucic was dealt to the Kings from Boston in the off-season so he has a new routine to learn. "I think I’ve had a lot of hesitation in my game just trying to, I guess, fit in and play the system and all those types of things," Lucic said. "So for me, it’s just getting comfortable and trusting in myself and my skill set and being the player that I can be for this team. That’s basically it – just getting comfortable, like I said, and taking the hesitation out and not second guessing myself and coming onto a new team and contributing the way I know I can. So it’s all about believing in yourself, believing in your teammates and getting that confidence before everything gets going two weeks from now." Look for Lucic to get 50 points and contribute in all categories, making him a nice middle round pick.
Sep 26 - 7:14 AM

The Los Angeles Kings' upcoming salary cap challenge leaves re-signing Milan Lucic as a lower priority.

Most obviously, Anze Kopitar is also entering the final season of his current contract. This situation could be gold for fantasy owners, as Lucic is motivated and also happens to generate an unusual mix of grit stats and goals. Perhaps he'll even shoot more often in 2015-16?
Aug 23 - 4:34 PM

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

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."
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Jordan Weal
LW1Milan Lucic
2Tanner Pearson
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
RW1Marian Gaborik
2Tyler Toffoli
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Christian Ehrhoff
5Brayden McNabb
6Matt Greene
7Derek Forbort
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jhonas Enroth