Lucic gets new deal from Bruins as lockout looms

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BOSTON (AP) -- The Bruins signed forward Milan Lucic to a three-year contract extension on Saturday. The deal will pay $6 million annually and will make him the highest-paid forward on the team.

Lucic, a second-round choice in 2006, is a Vancouver native and was a key cog in Boston's run to the 2011 Stanley Cup. In the Finals, he and the Bruins defeated his hometown Canucks in seven games. He had 12 points that postseason.

Last year, as Boston won the Northeast Division, Lucic had 26 goals and 61 points, and has 90 goals in five seasons with the Bruins.

Lucic, 24, is another Bruin to receive a new deal as an NHL lockout looms. In less than two weeks, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli has also given new contracts to forwards Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin.