Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic signs with Oilers

DJ Bean
July 01, 2016 - 9:10 am

Though other suitors made their pushes, Milan Lucic's time as a free agent was predictably short-lived before he reunited with Peter Chiarelli in Edmonton. The former Bruins left winger, who turned 28 last month, received a seven-year, $42 million deal from the Oilers. Lucic, who has had the likes of David Krejci and Anze Kopitar as his centers, will now play with generational talent Connor McDavid. "It was him and Peter," Lucic told after signing. "I wanted to be part of something special." The Oilers brought in Lucic for a free agent visit earlier this week, at which point it was reported that the sides had agreed in principle to a deal. Lucic denied that and continued to field offers from other teams before ultimately settling in Edmonton.