Bruins trade Lucic to Kings for Jones, pick


Milan Lucic. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins in exchange for the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, goaltender Martin Jones and defenceman Colin Miller.

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has been busy Friday. Earlier in the day, the Bruins sent defenceman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for a first-round pick and tow second-round picks.

As it sits right now, the Bruins hold the 13th, 14th and 15th picks in the draft.

In 81 games this season, Lucic registered 18 goals, 26 assists, 81 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Lucic comes with a $6-million salary cap hit.

Jones, 25, suited up for 15 games this season where he had a .906 save percentage, 2.25 goals-against average and a 4-5-2 record. He is set to become an RFA on July 1. Meanwhile, Miller, 22, had 52 points in 70 games for the Calder Cup-winning Manchester Monarchs in the American Hockey League this season.

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June 26, 2015 - 4:52 pm ET
la Los Angeles Kings
  • Milan Lucic
bos Boston Bruins
  • Martin Jones
  • 1st-round pick (13th overall, 2015)
  • Colin Miller
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