Canucks Rumors: Veteran Forward Interested in Joining Hometown Team

The Vancouver Canucks look to bounce back in a major way next season as it was nothing but drama throughout the 2022-23 campaign. The team left beloved head coach Bruce Boudreau as a sitting duck and as expected, it played out horrible in the media and certainly left a sour taste in Boudreau's mouth. 

Moving into this summer and free agency, the Canucks will look to make some changes to their roster via signings and trades. One free agent who appears very interested in joining the Canucks is hometown kid, Milan Lucic.

The 34-year-old bruising forward is set to hit the open market July 1 and made it clear he's interested in playing in Vancouver in front of close friends and family:

Lucic spent the past four seasons as a member of the Calgary Flames. In 2022-23 he recorded 19 points in 77 games and recently was a big part of Team Canada's gold medal winning performance at the World Championships. 

The Canucks don't have a lot of team toughness, so there could be a match to be made. Considering his age and where he falls on the depth chart, Lucic is likely looking at a one or two-year deal at $1 million per season. Now we wait to see if the interest is mutual in Vancouver.

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