Monday, May 23, 2011

Date Night: Milan Lucic 2011 best the Flame

Milan Lucic (Serbian: Милан Лучић; born June 7, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played major junior with the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for three seasons and captured a Memorial Cup, while being named tournament MVP in 2007. He was selected 50th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and made the Bruins' roster as a nineteen-year-old in 2007–08. Internationally, he has captained the Canadian national junior team at the 2007 Super Series. Lucic plays physically in the style of a power forward
1 Early life
2 Playing career
2.1 Vancouver Giants (2004–07)
2.2 Boston Bruins (2007–present)
3 International play
4 Career statistics
4.1 International statistics
5 Awards
5.1 Major junior
5.2 NHL
5.3 Boston Bruins
6 References
7 External links

Lucic was born in East Vancouver to Serbian parents Dobrivoje Lučić and Snežana Kesa His father, a longshoreman, immigrated from Serbia when he was 27, while his mother arrived in Canada with her family at the age of twoHe has a younger brother named Nikola and an older brother named Jovan. His maternal uncle, Dan Kesa, is a retired NHL right winger who played for the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Dallas Stars

Growing up, Lucic attended Killarney Secondary in Vancouver He was diagnosed with Scheuermann's disease, a condition that can cause the upper back to curve, at the age of 15 He played minor hockey in Vancouver, but nearly quit hockey altogether after being passed up in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft He was invited to play for the Coquitlam Express of the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), but was further demoralized when he initially failed to make the team out of rookie camp. He agreed to play, instead, for the Junior B Delta Ice Hawks, but later played his way onto the Express after five games
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