Milan Lucic is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently with the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. He spent three seasons playing major junior hockey with the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League, winning the Memorial Cup in 2007 and earning the tournament MVP title.
Age- 35 years
Height- 1.93 m
Weight- 100 kg
Born- 7 June 1988
Birth place- Vancouver, Canada
Spouse- Brittany Carnegie (m. 2012)
Profession- Canadian ice hockey player
Dates joined- 2023 (Boston Bruins), 2019 (Calgary Flames), MORE
Current team- Boston Bruins (#17 / Left wing)
Lucic was born in East Vancouver to Dobrivoje “Dobro” Lučić and Snežana Kesa, a Serbian couple. Dobro, his father, worked as a longshoreman in Vancouver and immigrated to North America from Serbia at the age of 27. Snezana, his mother, arrived in Vancouver at the age of 2 when her parents relocated from Serbia. Lucic has a younger brother named Nikola and an older brother named Jovan.
Milan Lucic married with former college soccer player Brittany Carnegie on July 19, 2012. The confirmation of their union came when Brittany shared a picture of her engagement ring on Twitter. The couple is blessed with three children named Valentina Lucic, Nikolina Lucic, and Milan Lucic Jr.
Lucic embarked on his junior career with the Coquitlam Express of the BCHL in the 2004–05 season. Simultaneously, he made his major junior debut with the Vancouver Giants, his hometown team in the Western Hockey League (WHL), participating in one regular-season game and two playoff games. His full-time commitment to the Giants in the 2005–06 season saw him contribute 19 points in 62 games, aiding the team in securing the WHL title and reaching the 2006 Memorial Cup.
Selected 50th overall by the Boston Bruins in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Lucic’s physical playing style left a lasting impression during his initial games in the NHL. Despite considerations of sending him back to junior, he continued to play, accumulating fighting majors and earning a spot on the Bruins’ roster.
Lucic’s leadership qualities became more evident in the 2006–07 season, where he led the Giants in scoring with 68 points in 70 games. Although the Giants lost the WHL Finals, they secured the 2007 Memorial Cup, with Lucic earning the tournament MVP title.
In the following seasons, Lucic continued to make significant contributions to the Bruins, earning accolades such as the Seventh Player Award and representing the team in the NHL YoungStars Game. His pivotal role in the 2010–11 season included recording a career-high 30 goals, leading the Bruins to a Stanley Cup victory against the Vancouver Canucks.
Lucic’s time with the Stanley Cup in Vancouver was marked by personal choices for a private celebration, acknowledging the city’s sentiments after the Canucks’ defeat in the Finals. However, this period also witnessed incidents of vandalism and public altercations involving Lucic.
Throughout his career, Lucic faced scrutiny for on-ice incidents, including a controversial hit on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, which resulted in a concussion for Miller and sparked heated comments from both players.
As of the 2013–14 season, Lucic continued to make impactful contributions, scoring his first-ever NHL overtime goal, solidifying his presence as a dynamic force on the ice.
Milan Lucic Contracts
On June 26, 2015, Lucic underwent a trade to the Los Angeles Kings, with the Boston Bruins receiving goaltender Martin Jones, Colin Miller, and a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in return. Upon becoming an unrestricted free agent, Lucic made a significant move on the opening day of free agency, signing a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, 2016. Since his usual #17 jersey was retired by the Oilers in honor of Jari Kurri, Lucic opted to wear #27, reminiscent of his junior hockey years.
Subsequently, on July 19, 2019, Lucic, with the approval of waiving his no-movement clause, was part of a trade to the Calgary Flames. The exchange involved a conditional 2020 third-round draft choice and saw James Neal heading to the Edmonton Oilers. Both players, having faced challenges in meeting expectations tied to their hefty salaries with their previous teams, viewed this trade as an opportunity for a fresh start. Lucic reverted to his familiar #17 jersey with the Flames. Initially, Lucic struggled to score goals, while Neal, on the other hand, made headlines by scoring seven goals, including a four-goal game, in his first seven games with the Oilers.
On July 1, 2023, Lucic made a notable return to Boston, signing a one-year, $1 million contract with the team.
Net Worth 2023
Milan Lucic’s net worth or earnings are approximated to fall within the range of $1 million to $5 million dollars.
Milan Lucic Arresting
Bruins: Milan Lucic Takes Leave after Incident
In the early hours of November 18, 2023, Milan Lucic was apprehended in Boston following a reported “domestic incident.” The arrest was made public with the headline, “Bruins’ Milan Lucic arrested after alleged domestic incident; stepping away from NHL,” in November 2023.
The Boston Bruins have announced that Milan Lucic is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team following his involvement in an undisclosed incident on Friday night. In a statement released on Saturday, the Bruins did not disclose any details about the incident but emphasized the seriousness of the matter, expressing their commitment to working with Lucic’s family to provide necessary support.
Boston Police neither confirmed nor denied arresting Lucic early Saturday morning, and attempts to reach Lucic’s agent for comment were unsuccessful. The Vancouver native has been sidelined due to injury since October 21.
As the Bruins prepared to host Montreal on Saturday night, they declared no further comments on the situation. Coach Jim Montgomery, during the team’s morning skate, stated that he had not spoken to Lucic and would respect privacy by refraining from discussing additional details. When asked about preventing the situation from affecting the team, Montgomery highlighted the team’s strong culture and professionalism, emphasizing the need to focus on the upcoming game despite the unusual circumstances.