BREAKING: Lucic Confirms Ongoing Discussions with the Leafs and Expresses Desire to Join the Team

Austin Sabourin
June 10, 2023  (6:30 PM)

Milan Lucic, a seasoned NHL veteran nearing the twilight of his career, has faced a decline in offensive production since his initial season with the Edmonton Oilers. The forward's performance hit a low point when he was traded to the Calgary Flames, resulting in his lowest career point total to date.

Despite his recent struggles, Lucic has expressed keen interest in donning the jersey of the Vancouver Canucks or joining the ranks of an esteemed Original Six franchise like the Toronto Maple Leafs. In fact, the possibility of joining the Leafs seems to ignite a spark of excitement within him, as he shared,
"You can never rule anything out. Obviously, it's an original six franchise, a storied franchise. I've had my fair share of rivalries with the team, and now with Brad Treliving coming in, there's some familiarity there, with him being the GM. I became really good friends with Mark Giordano being teammates with him in Calgary, and he's told me how much he's enjoyed it and how much he's loved being in Toronto and being a Maple Leaf."

Having played an impressive 1,173 NHL games, Lucic boasts a career tally of 233 goals, 351 assists, and 1,299 penalty minutes. As he enters the next chapter of his career, the seasoned veteran remains open to exploring opportunities with various teams, signaling his readiness for a fresh start. He further added,
"I'm still good friends with Jake Muzzin, and he had shared the same feelings and how great it is playing in Toronto and how great it is being a part of that organization. And me, having experienced being on an Original Six team, there really is nothing like it... When you're on an Original Six team, it means something a little bit different. And, you know what, if there is an opportunity, I would definitely listen to it. Like I said, you never want to rule anything out, and I'm sure I'll be getting a few calls and talking to a few teams moving forward here in the next couple of weeks."

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