LATEST | Vancouver native says he had offers from a pair of Original Six teams before landing in Boston

Published August 2, 2023 at 5:21 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

When free agency opened on July 1st, everyone expected Vancouver native Milan Lucic to return to the Boston Bruins, which he did, signing a one-year contract.

In a recent interview, Lucic opened up about the offers he had in free agency and said that two other Original Six franchises expressed interest in him before signing with Boston. Those teams were the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs.

"Yeah. I talked to Tre a little bit, obviously because I had Tre in Calgary there. So, he expressed some interest, and I was like, 'Yeah, it would be tough for me to be a Leafer,'" Lucic said. "Just because of the Boston connection."

When talking about Chicago's interest, he added, "Not only that, but you get to wear one of the nicest, if not the nicest, jerseys in the league. Cool city. Awesome city. For me, I think I have the most family out of anywhere in Chicago. I would've been playing in front of family on a night-to-night basis."



Lucic, 35, will become an unrestricted free agent again in July 2024 and while his future beyond next season is unclear, many Canucks fans hope that he'll play for his hometown team before hanging up the skates.

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