LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones, defenseman Colin Miller and the 13th overall selection in tonight’s NHL Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
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The 27-year-old Lucic (born June 7, 1988) is a 6-3, 235-pound native of Vancouver, B.C., and he appeared in 81 games last season for Boston totaling 44 points (18-26=44), a plus-13 rating and 81 penalty minutes. Among Bruins players he ranked third in points, fourth in goals and sixth in assists.
Originally a second-round selection (50th overall) by the Bruins at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Lucic has played eight seasons in the NHL – all with the Bruins. In 566 career regular-season games he has 342 points (139-203=342), a plus-94 rating and 772 penalty minutes. In 96 career Stanley Cup playoff games he has 61 points (26-35=61), a plus-40 rating and 155 penalty minutes. Lucic has registered three 20-or-more goal seasons as well as one 30-goal season (established a career-high in 2010-11), and he was a key member of the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship Team.
Jones, 25, was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Oct. 2, 2008. He has appeared in 34 NHL regular-season games (all with the Kings) and has a 16-11-2 career record, a .923 SV%, a 1.99 GAA and seven shutouts.
Miller, 22, was selected by the Kings in the fifth-round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. He has appeared in 135 AHL regular-season games with Manchester, registering 69 points (24-45=69), a plus-11 rating and 117 penalty minutes.