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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
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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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
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.
Source: nhl.com
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

The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly not in the running for Milan Lucic anymore.

At this point Edmonton could be considered the favorites for Lucic's services, especially after they traded Taylor Hall. The idea of Lucic playing for the Canucks was one of considerable interest given that Vancouver is his hometown.
Jun 30 - 6:48 PM

Milan Lucic didn't verify reports that he will sign with the Edmonton Oilers once free agency begins on Friday.

"I didn't. Not allowed to," he said. "And I haven't made decision." Sources are reporting that Lucic has agreed to a tentative deal with the Oilers, but we probably won't get confirmation on this until free agency opens on July 1.
Jun 28 - 6:28 PM

Milan Lucic will reportedly sign with the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, according to sources.

One source said it was 100 percent and another said it was 95 percent that Lucic ends up in Edmonton. Lucic must have been very impressed with his recent visit with the Oilers. He has attracted plenty of interest leading up to the free agency on Friday. If he ends up agreeing to terms with Edmonton then a trade for a defenseman may not be far around the corner.
Jun 28 - 5:42 PM

Milan Lucic is slated to visit Edmonton on Tuesday.

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli knows Lucic well from their time in Boston together and there is plenty of interest in adding him to Edmonton's forward group. 10 teams have reportedly contacted Lucic and he was in Vancouver on Monday. There will be plenty of competition for his services when free agency opens.
Jun 28 - 3:29 PM

Boston GM Don Sweeney would be happy to get pending unrestricted free agent Milan Lucic.

"The city would embrace [Lucic], the organization has great respect for him," said Sweeney. "There is no question we would explore all players." The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames are believed to be interested in Lucic as well.
Jun 27 - 8:58 AM

Canucks GM Jim Benning has confirmed that Vancouver is interested in Milan Lucic.

Lucic won't officially be a free agent until July 1, but it's already been revealed that he won't re-sign with the Kings before that date. Los Angeles has also stated that Lucic has been given permission to talk with all 29 other clubs ahead of time. The fact that Vancouver is interested in Lucic isn't surprising as it's his hometown and regarded as one of the most likely destinations for him.
Jun 23 - 6:37 PM

Milan Lucic intends to become a UFA on July 1.

The Kings attempted to re-sign Lucic, but they couldn't make anything work. Los Angeles has even taken the step of allowing the 29 other teams to start talking to Lucic in advance. He'll attract plenty of interest, but Edmonton and Vancouver have often been cited as potential destinations for Lucic if he couldn't make things work with the Kings.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 22 - 3:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Benoit Pouliot
3Patrick Maroon
4Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Jesse Puljujarvi
3Nail Yakupov
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Darnell Nurse
5Brandon Davidson
6Mark Fayne
7Andrew Ference
8David Musil
G1Cam Talbot
2Jonas Gustavsson