Boston Bruins trade Milan Lucic to Los Angeles Kings for No. 13 pick
As part of a rash of rebuilding moves aimed at stockpiling young talent, the Boston Bruins dealt left wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the No. 13 selection in Friday's NHL draft, the Kings announced.
Lucic confirmed to TSN that he had been traded but did not address the terms of the deal. He praised the trade, saying, "I'm thrilled. Gives me another chance to win a Cup," according to TSN.
The trade is Boston's third in a two-day span that has seen the departure of Lucic, defenseman Dougie Hamilton and center Carl Soderberg, and the acquisition of three picks in the 2015 draft and one in the 2016 draft.
Boston owns the 13th, 14th and 15th picks during Friday's draft, making the team the first to own three consecutive picks in the first round of the draft since the 1968 Montreal Canadiens.
Lucic, 27, has spent all eight of his NHL seasons with Boston. He has scored 139 goals and logged 203 assists during his tenure with the team. This past season, Lucic played in all but one game for the Bruins, and was third on the team in points, with 18 goals and 26 assists.
Boston finished the 2014–15 season 41–27–14 and failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs.