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Milan Lucic | Winger | #27

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 236
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (50) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Milan Lucic scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-1 win against Washington on Wednesday.
Lucic has found the back of the net in every other game over the span of his last five contests. He's up to three goals and five points in seven games this season. Oct 27 - 10:26 AM

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The Edmonton Oilers' hot start is a significant change for them.

Edmonton is 4-1-0 thus far. In 2015 it took them until their 11th game to reach the four-win mark, in 2014 they needed nine games to do it, and in 2013 they needed 16 contests. So beginning the season on a positive note has been a rarity for them. "Leading up to this year, we talked about erasing the past," said Milan Lucic. "You talk about St. Louis having the Oilers' number in past years, it's not just them, it’s everyone. We’re kind of turning the page on everything that’s happened. For us to come here and having the mindset that we believe can win is the type of mindset that we’re starting to build in our hockey club. I think that’s what helped us get that win." Beating the Blues on Thursday was an encouraging sign, but of course Edmonton has many more tests ahead.
Oct 22 - 8:58 AM

Milan Lucic netted the game-winning goal in Edmonton's 3-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday.

Lucic has two goals and four points in five games this season. He finished 2015-16 with 55 points, but regular minutes with Connor McDavid could lead to him finishing above that mark in 2016-17.
Oct 21 - 10:08 AM

Milan Lucic posted point No. 400 on Sunday night with a goal in Edmonton's blowout loss to Buffalo.

The Oilers' prized free agent signing now has three points in as many games so far this season. It took him 650 games to reach the milestone, 647 of which came with the Boston Bruins. Lucic is a fixture in the Oilers' top-six early in the season, and should produce consistently with either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl at center.
Oct 16 - 10:34 PM

Milan Lucic collected two helpers in Friday's 5-3 victory versus Calgary.

He had the primary assist on both of Leon Draisaitl's goals in the contest. The points were Lucic's first as a member of the Oilers.
Oct 15 - 11:19 AM

Milan Lucic was very grateful for his season in Los Angeles and especially towards GM Dean Lombardi.

Lucic was dealt in the 2015 off-season from Boston to LA and left as an unrestricted free agent in July but his year in the city of Angels was a troubled one in the sense that his father passed away. "I can’t thank Dean enough for bringing me in at that point of my life when he did," Lucic said. "Especially with the loss of my dad and all that stuff, and bringing me in and building my confidence back up again and making me believe in myself again like I did prior to that season, he really did help me move in the right direction, and I thank him and all the coaches and players and all that type of stuff, and like I said, I felt like I made the most of it, and it’ll always be a special part of my life." Lucic is slated to ride shotgun with Connor McDavid and Jordan Eberle so don't be surprised with a 30 goal, 60 point season and 120-plus penalty minutes as he will protect the Oilers superstar.
Oct 3 - 8:28 AM

Milan Lucic skated on the same line as Connor McDavid on Tuesday at practice.

"You have to be ready no matter where you are on the ice because he (McDavid) is really good at getting guys the puck," said Lucic. "That's one thing that I've definitely got to get used to, just being ready for pucks at all times in scoring positions. When you get those chances you've got to make sure you score." Lucic has stated that the opportunity to play with McDavid was a major selling point for him going to the Oilers in free agency, so he should be motivated to make the most of it.
Source: Global News
Sep 27 - 6:11 PM

For Milan Lucic, his task is not just performing on the ice, but also assisting in Edmonton's culture change.

Edmonton has endured a brutal decade with season-after-season where they've been unable to even make the playoffs. Meanwhile, Lucic has been a veteran of 101 playoff games and won the Stanley Cup. "You have to build some consistency within the season and it starts with building an identity," Lucic said. "This is a team that hasn’t really had an identity over the last couple of years and I think that’s the first thing we need to establish. You have the right coach, you have the right GM and you have the right superstar to lead the way. It’s just about everyone having the right attitude and mindset in order for that all to come together."
Sep 23 - 10:50 AM

Milan Lucic is hoping to play beyond his recently signed seven-year contract.

"I'm looking forward to these next seven years and I plan on playing them out to the best of my ability and, hopefully, I can add another year or two once this contract is done," said Lucic. "Hopefully things are going well and I can play as long as I want to play. There's maybe one or two per cent of guys who get to do that. I'm going to do everything I can to be the best player I can be in these next seven years. There's a lot to look forward to." The 28-year-old is excited for his first season with Edmonton and he isn't feeling any additional pressure despite his long-term deal.
Aug 6 - 6:32 PM

Connor McDavid thinks signing Milan Lucic was a big gain for the Edmonton Oilers.

"It means so much," said McDavid. "It kind of gives us that swagger, that meanness that we have been looking for. We tried to do that a little bit last year in adding a couple of bigger bodies and it definitely helped, but now you have the addition of Lucic and those guys we added before. We definitely have that mean streak that other teams won't want to be pushing us around." Lucic in particular is a gritty player that doesn't look out of place in a top-six role, so Edmonton could theoretically pair him with McDavid to provide the young star with some extra protection. Just as McDavid seems to be thrilled with the prospect of playing with Lucic, Lucic is upbeat about the arrangement as well. When asked for his No. 1 reason for signing with Edmonton, Lucic named McDavid.
Jul 24 - 2:57 PM

Milan Lucic is very excited to start playing with the best young talent in the NHL, Connor McDavid.

"Connor McDavid," Lucic said when asked his No. 1 reason for selecting Edmonton. "just getting an opportunity to play with one of the best players of this time. I know he missed a good chuck of the season last year with an injury (to his collarbone), but from what I saw and what he was able to do, he's definitely up there with the [Sidney] Crosbys of the world and his ability." Lucic has the potential to eclipse his career high of 30 goals and 62 points if McDavid stays healthy.
Jul 1 - 11:28 PM

The Los Angeles Kings' final offer to Milan Lucic was reportedly an eight-year, $34 million contract.

Lucic ended up agreeing to a seven-year, $42 million deal with Edmonton instead. In other words, the Kings never offered him what proved to be his market value, which is understandable given that Los Angeles didn't have a lot of cap space to work with. Either way, by signing with the Oilers, Lucic is reuniting with his former and now current general manager, Peter Chiarelli. He's also joining a squad with a lot of promise, but also a lengthy history over the last decade of failing to live up to their potential.
Jul 1 - 5:41 PM

Milan Lucic has officially signed with the Edmonton Oilers.

As previously reported, Lucic has agreed to a seven-year contract worth $42 million. He tallied 20 goals and 55 points in 81 games with Los Angeles last year.
Jul 1 - 12:14 PM

The Edmonton Oilers will reportedly offer Milan Lucic a seven-year deal worth a minimum of $42 million contract.

Lucic is 28 years old, so it's at least feasible that he'll maintain his current level - or close to it - through the life of that deal. As for the cap hit, $6 million annually seems in the right ballpark for Lucic, particularly for Edmonton which likely has to put more on the table to lure top UFAs given the Oilers' horrific track record over the last decade.
Jul 1 - 9:51 AM

The Dallas Stars reached out to Milan Lucic this week.

Dallas would be an interesting destination for Lucic as the Stars already have a potent group of forwards. Ultimately the Stars would probably be expecting Lucic to leave a little money on the table if he is to sign with them, but if he believes that Dallas will provide him with a greater chance to win the Cup, then he might do it. Edmonton is also considered a favorite for his services.
Jul 1 - 8:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Benoit Pouliot
3Patrick Maroon
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Jesse Puljujarvi
3Leon Draisaitl
4Zack Kassian
5Tyler Pitlick
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Brandon Davidson
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Fayne
9Matthew Benning
10Andrew Ference
G1Cam Talbot
2Jonas Gustavsson