LUKACEVIC RETURNS TO P-BRUINS
Left Wing Scored Seven Points in 13 Games for Reading
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have reassigned left wing Ned Lukacevic to Providence from the Reading Royals of the ECHL. With the move, the P-Bruins have 23 players on their roster, including 15 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders.
Lukacevic, 22, was reassigned to Reading on November 6 after going scoreless in five games for Providence. The fourth-year pro has since registered seven points (4g, 3a) in 13 games for the Royals, highlighted by two multiple-point games and a three-game goal-scoring run in mid-November. Lukacevic was originally sent to Providence on October 13 after being acquired by Boston from the Philadelphia Flyers with a 2009 conditional draft pick for defenseman Andrew Alberts.
Lukacevic, who began this year with the Philadelphia Phantoms though did not see any action for the club, spent all of 2007-08 in the ECHL, posting career-highs in goals (17), assists (19), points (36) and penalty minutes (52) for Reading. Lukacevic split the 2006-07 campaign between Reading and the Manchester Monarchs, scoring one goal in 12 AHL games in addition to 24 points (7g, 17a) in 53 ECHL contests.
The native of Podgorica, Serbia, made his pro debut in the 2006 postseason with Manchester, registering one goal in seven games. The AHL action came after a successful junior season with the Western Hockey League's Swift Current Broncos, where Lukacevic led his club in scoring with 25 goals and 53 points. Prior to his time in Swift Current, the AHL rookie spent parts of four seasons playing for the Spokane Chiefs, also of the WHL.
As a pro, Lukacevic has 68 points (29g, 39a) and 109 PIM in 144 games. He was originally drafted 110th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in round four of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
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