In Saturday’s Boston Globe, Milan Lucic published a nice letter to the city of Boston. Lucic will be strapping on the skates in TD Garden a whole lot less this coming season, after he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in a deal that sent Martin Jones, Colin Miller and a draft pick back to Boston.
Here’s a bit of what Lucic had to say:
I was 19 when I joined the Boston Bruins, a very young man.
Now at 27, I must say goodbye to this special city. I lived my dream when we won the Stanley Cup. I married my wife here. Both my children were born here. Boston will always be a key part of who I am.
I played in front of a group of fans I will never forget, especially my palls in the North End.
Head over here to read the full text of what Lucic had to say to the city on his way out.
Lucic’s career in Boston spanned eight seasons and 566 games in a Bruins sweater, over which he scored 139 goals, 203 assists and 772 penalty minutes.
Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.