Ned Lukacevic


Podgorica Serbia

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182 lbs.

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Lukacevic was born in Serbia but grew up in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Joined Spokane of the WHL at the tender age of fifteen. Scored 33 points on 19 goals in 72 games.

2004-05: Continued his development in Spokane. At 19 years of age, Lukacevic is still very young for someone with three seasons under his belt. The Kings left winger endured inconsistencies with several high scoring games followed by long stretches of scoreless streaks. Lukacevic finished the season tied for third in scoring for Spokane. His 46 points is an improvement over the previous year, but his goals production leveled off.

2005-06: Lukacevic finished his juniors eligibility after a pre-season trade to Swift Current. He finishd the season amongst team leaders in goals (25) and points (53). At the conclusion of Swift Current’s season, Lukacevic immediately found himself skating for Manchester during the playoffs at the end of the season, scoring his first professional goal.

2006-07: Spent the season splitting time between Manchester and Reading.  After registering only a single point in 12 games for Manchester, Lukacevic was sent to Reading where he would remain, scoring 24 points in 53 games and developing into a smooth skating defensive specialist.

2008-09: Traded to the Boston Bruins in the deal that sent Andrew Alberts to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Talent Analysis
Lukacevic has a mid-sized, thick body with good legs generating nice speed and balance on his skates. Natural scoring ability that continues to develop with an above average set of wrists. Productive at a young age but is developing more into a high-energy defensive specialist.

Al Murray, Director of Amateur Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings, said of Lukacevic, "People will be very impressed with him - with his speed, puckhandling ability and the ability to score."