Flames acquire Milan Lucic from Oilers for James Neal

  • Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of a NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Paul Sancya

Published: 7/19/2019 10:54:23 PM
Modified: 7/19/2019 10:54:10 PM

CALGARY, Alberta – The Calgary Flames acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday for forward James Neal and a conditional third-round pick in the 2020 draft.

Edmonton will retain 12.5% of the remaining salary on the seven-year, $42 million contract Lucic signed in July 2016.

The 31-year-old Lucic had six goals and 14 assists in 79 games for the Oilers last season. He has 198 goals and 303 assists in 890 regular-season games with Boston, Los Angeles and Edmonton.

Neal, also 31, had seven goals and 12 assists in 63 games for Calgary last season, and has 270 goals and 244 assists in 766 regular-season games with Dallas, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Vegas and Calgary. He signed a five-year, $28.75 million deal in July 2018.




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