Bruins Sign Milan Lucic To 3-Year Contract

April 16, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) skates with the puck as Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) chases during the first period of game three of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center. The Bruins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Bruins and Milan Lucic have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension worth $18 million dollars.

The Boston Bruins and Milan Lucic have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension worth $18 million dollars. According to WEEI, the deal makes Lucic Boston's highest paid forward.

Lucic was set to hit restricted free agency following the 2012-13 season. The Canadian played in 81 games for the Bruins during the 2011-12 season, scoring 26 goals while notching 35 assists.

Lucic has spent his entire NHL career with the Bruins -- and he'll be spending at least the next four in Boston, too. The Bruins made Lucic the No. 50 overall selection in the 2006 NHL Draft, and he quickly rose through the organization, making his Bruins debut in 2007.

Lucic was a key part of Boston's Stanley Cup team, scoring 30 goals and notching 32 assists in 2010-11. Lucic added another five goals and seven assists in the postseason that year.

The two sides had until midnight to finalize a deal. Once the lockout begins on 12 a.m. Sunday, teams will not be allowed to sign players until the lockout is lifted.

For more on all things Bruins, head over to Stanley Cup of Chowder.


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