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Milan Lucic Traded To The Los Angeles Kings

 

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones, defenseman Colin Miller and the 13th overall selection in tonight’s NHL Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

The 27-year-old Lucic (born June 7, 1988) is a 6-3, 235-pound native of Vancouver, B.C., and he appeared in 81 games last season for Boston totaling 44 points (18-26=44), a plus-13 rating and 81 penalty minutes.  Among Bruins players he ranked third in points, fourth in goals and sixth in assists.

Originally a second-round selection (50th overall) by the Bruins at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Lucic has played eight seasons in the NHL – all with the Bruins. In 566 career regular-season games he has 342 points (139-203=342), a plus-94 rating and 772 penalty minutes. In 96 career Stanley Cup playoff games he has 61 points (26-35=61), a plus-40 rating and 155 penalty minutes. Lucic has registered three 20-or-more goal seasons as well as one 30-goal season (established a career-high in 2010-11), and he was a key member of the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship Team.

Jones, 25, was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Oct. 2, 2008. He has appeared in 34 NHL regular-season games (all with the Kings) and has a 16-11-2 career record, a .923 SV%, a 1.99 GAA and seven shutouts.

Miller, 22, was selected by the Kings in the fifth-round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. He has appeared in 135 AHL regular-season games with Manchester, registering 69 points (24-45=69), a plus-11 rating and 117 penalty minutes.

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Paul's avatar

Bruins now have the 13th, 14th and 15th pick in the first round tonight.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/26/15 at 04:56 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Well. I guess Brown might not be our most hated player any more. Must be something else in the offing, ‘cuz there’s definitely no room for Sekera under the cap now.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 06/26/15 at 05:04 PM ET

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Whoa, interesting.  With that, Boston pretty much is officially in a re-build.  I’m just surprised they held onto their captain.

Glad he isn’t in the East anymore.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/26/15 at 05:09 PM ET

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This has to be a rebuild. No way a cap-strung (Boston) team deals arguably its best player for a mid-grade prospect, first round pick outside the top-10 and a backup goalie (when the team already has an elite, relatively young starter) AND eats half of his salary.

This doesn’t add up, except to demonstrate that they are launching a rebuild.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 06/26/15 at 05:28 PM ET

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Glad he isn’t in the East anymore.

Same here. As mentioned in a previous post, it looks like Boston is in rebuild.  smile

Posted by bigfrog on 06/26/15 at 05:35 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Bummed to see Miller included in the deal. He’s a decent prospect. Good to see Boston swallowing some of Lucic’s big time dollars.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 06/26/15 at 05:40 PM ET

Primis's avatar

.......  huh?

BOS can’t be in rebuild mode and trade away their top prospect.

It’s not a rebuild, it’s Jacobs signaling it’s back to Budget Team time…

Posted by Primis on 06/26/15 at 05:51 PM ET

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LOL, Lucic has siad he’s excited to go to LA “because it gives me a chance to win another Cup”.  Amicable parting of ways, this is not.  That’s a big ol’ bird to Jacobs and Bruins management about how they aren’t trying to win.

To be fair though, Lucic is a moron and I don’t know that he realizes the bind LA is also in.

Posted by Primis on 06/26/15 at 06:03 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

To be fair though, Lucic is a moron and I don’t know that he realizes the bind LA is also in.

Posted by Primis on 06/26/15 at 06:03 PM ET

Hey man, I resemble that. All “we” need to do is buyout Richards, trade Brown for some picks / prospects, sign Sekera, bring up Weal, assume Quick stays uber healthy and plays 80 plus games and…

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 06/26/15 at 06:26 PM ET

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Another one where I feel they could have done much better. I don’t think Chiarelli did a very good job the last few years, especially with cap management, but these Sweeney deals so far are not looking good AT ALL.

Posted by letsmakeit12 on 06/26/15 at 06:28 PM ET

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Well, they now have 3 picks in a deep draft and will restock (actually restock, not the wngs way of doing it) with top picks.  THey may also be able to flip those to Arizona or TOronto to get Provorov or Hanafin which they apparetnly want…wait and see, wait and see.

Boston still has a good team, especially if their younger players take another step.  THey do need a D to replace Dougie though, but maybe they got good word from one of the Free Agents?

At least they are doing something, I’m impressed.

Posted by DieByTheWing on 06/26/15 at 06:33 PM ET

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Welp, sounds like Sekera is going to be hitting the market so gosh darn, the day isn’t ending well in LA.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 06/26/15 at 06:43 PM ET

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