Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic recently gave thanks to the city of Boston for eight years of his career. On Tuesday, the Boston Bruins and their fans thanked Lucic for his service to the organization and his embracing the city.
During a first period stoppage of the Kings’ game at TD Garden, the Bruins paid tribute to Lucic with a stirring video.
The Bruins fans then showered he big winger with screams of “Loooooooooch” while giving him a standing ovation before the puck dropped and play resumed.
The video had several of Lucic’s big moments, including a 2011 Stanley Cup Final goal, and a 2008 hit on Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Van Ryn that shattered the TD Garden glass.
Lucic was one of the most beloved players in recent Bruins history. He had 342 points in 566 games with the Bruins from 2007-08 through 2014-15. Boston selected Lucic in the second round (50th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft. He was a key component of the Bruins’ 2011 Cup run with 12 points in 25 games.
Last summer, the Bruins traded Lucic, a pending unrestricted free agent in 2016, to the Kings in order to shed his $6 million salary cap hit. Lucic came into Tuesday’s game with 12 goals and 18 assists in 50 games with LA.
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