Milan Lucic Reveals Why He Didn't Sign In Toronto

Published August 1, 2023 at 6:27 PM
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NHL veteran Milan Lucic was a free agent this summer and had a decision to make between several interested teams. He decided to head back to Boston where he spent the prime years of his career. In a recent interview, Lucic revealed that the Toronto Maple Leafs reached out and offered him a contract which he ultimately decline

Lucic Parlays a Strong World Championship Into Contract Interest



Milan Lucic attended the most recent World Championship tournament playing for Canada. He ended the tournament with 4 points in 10 games and helped mentor eventual second-overall pick Adam Fantilli during the tournament.

"I think it actually helped me get the interest that I did for UFA on July 1 because of all the scouts and stuff that came out and watched."



Lucic Decides On Boston



Milan Lucic has a prior relationship with Maple Leafs new general manager Brad Treliving. This led to some traction on bringing Lucic to Toronto.

Yeah. I talked to Tre a little bit, obviously because I had Tre in Calgary there. So, he expressed some interest

Ultimately Lucic went back to the Bruins saying that the Boston connection made it difficult to see the Maple Leafs fit working out well.

Lucic Leads Revamped Core In Boston



With the recent retirement of Patrice Bergeron Lucic will have the opportunity to fill the leadership hole that now exists. He also comes back to a culture and locker room where he thrived in the past.


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