Lucic visits Haverhill school, talks about saving money
HAVERHILL, Mass. (WHDH) -- With the Boston Bruins season in jeopardy, Milan Lucic is doing good off the ice.
The left winger visited some students on Thursday to teach them a lesson in money -- and to sign a few autographs.
Lucic got a warm welcome at Tilton Elementary School.
“It was definitely the loudest reception I’ve walked in to so far in these school visits,” said Lucic.
Lucic spent the morning signing autographs and taking pictures with the students.
“I’m just so excited to see him!” said one student.
“Yes [I’m a Bruins fan]…[Lucic is] really good at it and I just like how he does it,” said a girl, dressed in Bruins gear.
Lucic and the NMTW Credit Union donated school supplies and talked about how to save money by putting their allowance to good use.
“It’s really important to save money and you should follow your dreams,” said one student.
“This is making it real. You actually can be a successful athlete, you actually can be a successful person,” said one school official.
Thursday should have been the Bruins’ first exhibition game, but with the NHL lockout Lucic said he now has time to spend in the community.
“It really is a cool part about being an athlete…the reception you get when you come to a place like this,” said Lucic.
The students asked Lucic what he saved up for when he was a kid. Lucic said the first thing he bought was a hockey stick. He added that his first job was at a Tim Horton’s.