BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 26, that the team has acquired the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, defenseman Colin Miller and goaltender Martin Jones from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Milan Lucic.
This season Miller has appeared in 70 games with the Manchester Monarchs, the Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate. He led all Monarchs’ defensemen with 19 goals and 33 assists for 52 points in the 2014-15 season. In his AHL career, Miller has competed in 135 games, racking up 24 goals and 45 assists for 69 points along with 117 penalty minutes. In 22 AHL postseason games, the 6'1'', 195-pound defenseman has notched two goals and eight assists.
From 2010-2013 Miller played three seasons in the OHL for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds where he totaled 31 goals and 74 assists for 105 points in 174 games played. After the 2012-13 season he was selected to receive the Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy as the OHL team captain that best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice.
The Sault Ste. Marie, ONT native was drafted by Los Angeles in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
In 2014-15 Jones, 25, played 15 games with the Los Angeles Kings, with a 4-5-2 record, a 2.25 GAA and .906 save percentage, winning three of the four games by shutout with a 154:17 scoreless streak from Nov. 26-Dec. 12. He has a 16-11-2 record, a .923 save percentage, and a 1.99 GAA in 34 career NHL games. He was the first goaltender in NHL history to allow an average of less than one goal per game in the first eight games of his career and with his seventh NHL shutout in his 29th career NHL game, he became the fastest goaltender in modern NHL history (since 1967) to record seven shutouts and the fastest since Boston’s Frank Brimsek earned his seventh in his 22nd career game in January, 1939.
The 6’4”, 189 lb. native of North Vancouver, B.C. was not drafted, signing with the Kings as a free agent on October 2, 2008.
Lucic has played his entire NHL career with the Bruins after being their second pick, 50th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He completed his ninth NHL season in 2014-15, finishing third in the team’s scoring race with 18 goals and 26 assists for 44 points with 81 penalty minutes while tying his career season-high in games played with 81. The 6’3”, 228 lb. native of Vancouver, British Columbia has had three 20+ goal seasons, including a career-best 30 scored in 2010-11, and leaves Boston with totals of 139 goals and 203 assists for 342 points with 772 penalty minutes in 566 career NHL games.