Lucic Expresses Interest In Playing For Leafs

Published June 9, 2023 at 2:36 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY
     
Milan Lucic is nearing the end of his NHL career but he has shown interest in playing for an original six franchise once again.

Lucic Wants The Leafs



Milan Lucic is known for being one of the most formidable enforcers in the modern NHL. While he is not the goal scorer he once was, he is still a respectable NHLer who can provide grit to any NHL team.

In a recent interview, Lucic was asked point blank about the possibility of playing for the Leafs.


"You can never rule anything out. Obviously, it's an original six franchise, a storied franchise. I've had my fair share of rivalries with the team and now with Brad Treliving coming in, there's some familiarity there, with him being the GM. I became really good friends with Mark Giordano, being teammates with him in Calgary, and he's told me how much he's enjoyed it and how much he's loved being in Toronto and being a Maple Leafs. I'm still good friends with Jake Muzzin and he had shared the same feelings and how great it is playing in Toronto and how great it is being a part of that organization. And me, having experienced being on an original six team, there really is nothing like it.. when you're on an original six team, it means something a little bit different and, you know what, if there is an opportunity, I would definitely listen to it. Like I said, you never want to rule anything out and I'm sure I'll be getting a few calls and talking to a few teams moving forward here in the next couple of weeks." - Milan Lucic


Would Lucic Be A Fit For The Leafs?



Lucic would provide some much-needed grit to the Leafs' bottom six and clearly shows reverence for playing for an original six franchise.

It will be very interesting to see what happens next but it is likely we will see Lucic playing with a Canadian team next year whether that be the Leafs or his hometown Canucks.

As seen on Maple Leafs Insider - Milan Lucic asked point blank if he'd consider signing in Toronto; his response may surprise you
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