Lucic gets new deal from Bruins as lockout looms

Associated Press Modified: September 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm •  Published: September 15, 2012
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BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins beat the lockout deadline and signed forward Milan Lucic to a three-year contract extension on Saturday that will pay him $6 million a year and make him the highest-paid forward on the team.

Lucic, a second-round choice in 2006, is a Vancouver native and was a key part of Boston's 2011 Stanley Cup victory over the Canucks. He had five goals and seven assists in that championship run.

"I have spent five great years here in Boston and I've really embraced the city and the Boston Bruins, and they have embraced me," he said in a conference call. "I'm really excited for this and happy to be remaining a Bruin. There is no other team in the NHL I'd rather play for."

Last year, as Boston won the Northeast Division, Lucic had 26 goals and 61 points, and has 90 goals in five seasons with the Bruins.

The 24-year-old Lucic is another Bruin to receive a new deal with an NHL lockout looming. In less than two weeks, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli has also given new contracts to forwards Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin.



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