WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) -Milan Lucic has felt the love of the Boston Bruins fans and is not interested in playing for another team.
The forward signed a three-year contract extension with the Bruins on Tuesday, passing on the chance to become a restricted free agent next summer.
"I wanted to stay in Boston and I just enjoy everything about being a Bruin and the city, the organization and coming to the rink here, it's always a good feeling," Lucic said Wednesday.
Lucic first expressed his desire to stay with the Bruins at his year-end meeting last spring after the Bruins lost their second-round playoff series against Carolina. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the deal, which expires after the 2012-13 season, came together over the past month.