The Edmonton Oilers signed Milan Lucic to a seven-year deal worth 42 million-dollars on Friday.
Lucic, 28, scored 20 goals and 35 assists with the Los Angeles Kings in 81 games this past season. The signing reunites Lucic with his general manager from the Boston Bruins, Peter Chiarelli. Lucic was the top line, power forward with the Bruins during their Stanley Cup Championship run in 2011.
Lucic said, “Being with Peter in Boston, what he was able to do with us there, adding the right pieces at the time and my loyalty towards him made the ultimate decision and I am just excited to get going and see what we can do to moving forward.”
He also added that the idea of playing with Connor McDavid and the other young forwards was enticing as well.
Lucic said, “I think the Oilers have been missing a little bit of the attitude and a little bit of swagger over the last few years, and that is something that I bring to a team as well. I am excited for another fresh start as well.”
The Kings acquired Lucic in June of 2015, in the deal that sent goaltender, Martin Jones, defenseman Colin Miller and their first round pick from the 2105 draft to Boston.