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Milan Lucic | Winger | #27

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 236
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (50) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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The Montreal Canadiens aren't interested in acquiring Oilers forward Milan Lucic, per The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.
Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin tried to sign Lucic when he was a free agent two summers ago, but his interest in the hulking forward has reportedly dwindled, and it's easy to see why. The 30-year-old had just 10 goals and 34 points in 82 games last season, and he still has five years remaining on his current deal at a cap hit of $6 million. The Oilers may be looking to make a "hockey trade" involving Lucic, but finding another team that will be willing to eat that contract won't be easy. Jun 15 - 7:59 PM

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Trading Milan Lucic won't be easy but Edmonton appears to be "confident" they can make it work, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

"I'd heard rumors he'd asked for a trade, but that was denied," said Friedman in his 31 Thoughts column. "However, it's clear he and the Oilers are working together to gauge interest. It doesn't look like an easy trade to make without taking back a big contract, but the team seems confident there will be a fit." Lucic still has five seasons left on a contract that carries a $6 million cap hit and he has a no-movement clause for another three years. Additionally, he only had 10 goals and 24 assists in 82 games last season. The Oilers need to find a good fit and it's expected that they will have to sweeten the deal to something work.
Jun 11 - 11:07 AM

The Edmonton Oilers are reportedly shopping Milan Lucic.

It would be tough to find a team that would take Lucic given that he has five seasons left on his seven-year, $42 million contract. To make matters more complicated, Lucic has a no-movement clause, so he can only be traded if he approves the deal. All that being said, the Oilers are reportedly willing to bundle in a prospect or draft pick and potentially take on a contract to make a trade work. For what it's worth, Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli did voice his support of Lucic after the forward's disappointing 2017-18 campaign.
Jun 7 - 5:04 PM

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli voiced his support of Milan Lucic following the player's rough 2017-18 campaign.

Lucic, who Chiarelli signed to a seven-year, $42 million contract in July 2016, had just 10 goals and 34 points in 82 games this season. "He’s got to obviously produce more and there were a lot of areas of his game that were subpar," said Chiarelli. "Finishing, defensive-zone play. But he’s still young (29 turning 30 this June) in the big picture. He’s got tremendous character and I know the work he’s put in in previous summers. He knows where his game has to be as the NHL’s advanced and he’s committed to that. I liked his skating (this year). I thought he worked on that last summer." Lucic also said he expects to be better in 2018-19. Chiarelli certainly needs to hope that he'll improve because right now that contract isn't looking favorable.
Apr 12 - 8:25 AM

Milan Lucic is determined to bounce back in 2018-19.

Lucic had an underwhelming 10 goals and 34 points in 82 games this season. In terms of points-per-game, that's his worst showing since 2009-10. "I’m a person who has a lot of pride, I’ve always come to the rink and brought my best, never let my teammates down," Lucic said. "This year I felt like I let my teammates down in a lot of situations. I’m not happy or proud of the way that I played. But I’ve been through some rough patches before … I’ve always found a way to come back even stronger. That’s basically where my head is at heading into the off season." The Oilers need to hope that he'll come through. He's still signed with a $6 million annual cap hit through 2022-23.
Apr 9 - 4:47 AM

Milan Lucic goal slump has extended to just one marker in his last 44 games.

Edmonton only has two games left and it would be nice for Lucic if he could end the campaign on a bit of a positive note. This has been a disappointing campaign for him with 10 goals and 34 points in 80 games.
Apr 5 - 6:15 AM

Milan Lucic has been limited to one goal in his last 40 games.

Lucic saw his 29-game goal scoring drought come to an end on March 5, but he wasn't able to build on that. It's been a disappointing campaign for Lucic to say the least as he has 10 goals and 34 points in 76 contests. The only hope now is that he can at least end the season on a positive note.
Mar 27 - 10:22 AM

Milan Lucic (illness) will suit up in Thursday's game against the New York Islanders.

Lucic didn't practice on Wednesday, but he took part in the morning skate on Thursday. He has 10 goals and 32 points in 66 games this season.
Mar 8 - 8:36 PM

Milan Lucic (illness) took part in Thursday's practice.

Lucic missed Wednesday's morning skate due to the illness. Given that he was healthy enough to skate, there's a good chance that he'll play tonight.
Mar 8 - 1:06 PM

Milan Lucic missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

Lucic might not be able to play on Thursday as a result. It's particularly unfortunate timing given that Lucic finally ended his 29-game goal drought on Monday.
Mar 8 - 7:14 AM

Milan Lucic admitted that his prolonged goal scoring drought was bothering him.

Lucic went 29 games without a goal before finally ending that drought on Monday. "I think it was pretty evident how frustrated I was," said Lucic. "Slamming doors a bunch of times, breaking sticks, you name it. It was a tough stretch, that’s for sure. It was a really rough time to go through. Stretches like that, when you come out of them, sometimes it can make you better. You hope that happens moving forward." With 10 goals and 32 points in 66 contests, it's hard to see this season ending up as anything other than an overall disappointment. All we can hope for is that 2018-19 is a bounce back campaign.
Mar 6 - 5:20 AM

Milan Lucic scored his 10th goal of the season in Monday's 4-3 overtime win against the Coyotes.

Lucic finished with three shots on goal while dishing out four hits over 18:55 of ice time. The physical left winger now has 10 goals, but it was his first 31 games dating back to Dec. 23 against the Canadiens. He has managed double-digit goal totals in five consecutive seasons, and eight of his 11 NHL campaigns.
Mar 6 - 12:40 AM

Milan Lucic's goal scoring drought has now reached 27 games.

Lucic has only registered five assists over that span. "It’s been a rough two months. Sometimes you just have to start fresh," said Lucic. "The thing is it’s March 1 starting on Thursday. I have to start fresh with a new month." We can't imagine Lucic's slump lasting much longer, but then we wouldn't have imagined that it'd get even this far.
Mar 1 - 6:58 AM

Milan Lucic picked up an assist Sunday for his first point since January 20.

Lucic has been in a horrible offensive slump and still has not scored a goal in 25 straight games. He has nine goals and 31 points in 62 games and likely should not be in your fantasy lineup at this time.
Feb 26 - 7:17 AM

Milan Lucic has gone 23 games without a goal.

That's the longest goal scoring drought of Lucic's career. His previous worst was 20 games back when he was a rookie. This has been a rough campaign for him overall as he has nine goals and 30 points in 59 contests while he's usually good for around 20 goals. Of course, he's not the only member of the Oilers that's disappointed this season.
Feb 22 - 5:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Ryan Strome
LW1Milan Lucic
2Mike Cammalleri
3Jujhar Khaira
4Anton Slepyshev
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Zack Kassian
3Drake Caggiula
4Jesse Puljujarvi
5Iiro Pakarinen
6Pontus Aberg
7Ty Rattie
D1Oscar Klefbom
2Adam Larsson
3Kris Russell
4Matthew Benning
5Darnell Nurse
6Andrej Sekera
7Yohann Auvitu
G1Cam Talbot
2Mikko Koskinen
3Al Montoya