On draft day in 2006, Boston snatched him in the second round with its third pick, after Phil Kessel and defenseman Yuri Alexandrov. That made sense to his coaches, who figured that Lucic would be a perfect addition for a club that wanted to get back to its lunchpail roots. "Guys like [Terry] O'Reilly and [John] Wensink and [Stan] Jonathan," says Hay. "Milan could fit into that era easily."
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