It didn’t take long for Milan Lucic to drop the gloves in his Edmonton Oilers debut.
Lucic fought Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland in the first period of Wednesday night’s game at Rogers Place. A few moments before the fight, Engelland had dished out a hard hit on Oilers superstar center and captain Connor McDavid. As his linemate, Lucic wasn’t going to let that go unnoticed.
Lucic signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Oilers in the offseason. Edmonton wants him to bring leadership, toughness and scoring to a young and mostly inexperienced Oilers roster.
The Oilers went on to defeat the Flames 7-4 in the season’s first “Battle of Alberta.”
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