The Elbow staff
EDMONTON, AB – Milan Lucic began his career as a comedian in style on Wednesday night.
After signing a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Oilers earlier this summer, the BC native showed off his comedic range to a crowd at an Edmonton-area comedy club to much fanfare.
"I'm looking forward to these next seven years and I plan on playing them out to the best of my ability," he said with a wry smile. "Hopefully I can add another year or two once this contract is done."
"I can't wait to contribute and help bring a Stanley Cup to this city."
With the crowd in raptures, he added, "Maybe even a couple of cups."
It was the first time Lucic has appeared doing stand-up, but a number of attendees at the show said that he showed some great potential.
"You can just tell that he puts a lot of effort into coming up with the funniest material possible," Gary Sloane of Bonnie Doon said. "There are very few people in the business who can deliver that sort of quality with such a dead pan expression."
Denise Shaw of Edmonton said she was impressed with his delivery.
"The whole time it looked like there was literally nothing going on inside his head, yet he kept coming out with these perfectly rehearsed lines that had everyone in stitches."
Details of Lucic's next public appearance are yet to be announced.