Milan Lucic Reveals Why His Career Almost Came To An End

Published October 25, 2023 at 0:35
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
Milan Lucic's return to the Boston Bruins this summer sparked excitement due to his storied history with the team. However, recent revelations from Lucic offer a glimpse into the challenges he faced during his time with the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.

As he strives to contribute to Boston's scorching start in the 2023-24 season, Lucic candidly discussed his demanding stint in Alberta. He disclosed how retirement loomed large during his waning years in Calgary, primarily due to dwindling ice time and a fading passion for the game.

"It was the exact opposite. There were games where I was playing four, five, six minutes. You think, 'This is not what I signed up for. This isn't even fun anymore,'"
Lucic lamented, reflecting on that trying phase.

Contemplating a future away from the three seasons remaining on his contract, Lucic's homecoming to Boston has revitalized his career. He expressed gratitude for the fresh opportunity and the unwavering support of his family.


"Just so I could focus on something new, something fresh," Lucic explained, "Because maybe if I had gone back to Boston, it would have been a little harder to deal with. That's all I knew. I was accustomed to him being around while I was a Bruin."

While his later years in Calgary witnessed a performance dip, Lucic's return to Boston signifies a full-circle journey to where it all began in 2006. His resurgence narrative adds an intriguing layer to the seasoned veteran's remarkable NHL odyssey.

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