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David Krejci | Center

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 188
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Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli feels David Krejci's newly signed six-year, $43.5 million contract is "reasonable" in this market.
"He's been a really valuable player for us," Chiarelli said of Krejci. He added, "I really consider him one of the pillars of this franchise, so to get him locked at fairly reasonable term and reasonable value speaks to a couple of things: it speaks to him wanting to stay and continue being a part of us trying to win, and our commitment trying to keep this successful core together." Krejci's cap hit of $7.25 million is probably around what he would have gotten on the open market, if not a little less, but the deal isn't without its risks. Krejci is 28 years old and, including the season remaining on his old contract, is now signed through 2020-21, so the Bruins are gambling on the idea that he won't decline in his 30s. This deal also adds another element to the Bruins' complicated cap situation. If the ceiling continues to rise at a steady pace, then Boston should be fine in the long run, but if it doesn't then the Bruins will be among the teams in a bind. Sep 5 - 5:43 PM

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David Krejci's newly signed six-year deal comes with a no-movement clause until June 2019.

After that, he'll have a modified no-trade clause for the remainder of his deal. His contract is worth $43.5 million and will start with the 2015-16 campaign.
Sep 5 - 10:15 AM

The Boston Bruins officially announced David Krejci's six-year extension worth $43.5 million on Thursday.

His new deal will take him through the 2020-21 season and it will carry an annual cap figure of $7,250,000. Krejci led the Bruins in scoring last year with 69 points in 80 games. He also finished first in the league with a plus-39 rating.
Sep 4 - 2:59 PM

A source out of his native Czech Republic is reporting that center David Krejci has agreed to terms with the Bruins on a 6-year, $43 million contract extension.

There had been rumblings as recently as last week that the two sides were negotiating a long-term pact so this news isn't entirely out of left field. By earning just over $7 million per season, Krejci would rank atop the Bruins in terms of average annual value, slightly ahead of teammates Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask.
Sep 3 - 7:05 PM

The Boston Bruins have reportedly had "casual discussions" with David Krejci about a contract extension.

He is eligible for unrestricted free agency after the 2014-15 campaign. A source familiar with the negotiations reports that talks should heat up in the near future. Krejci led the Bruins in scoring last season with 50 assists and 69 points in 80 games.
Source: WEEI.com
Aug 29 - 10:25 AM

David Krejci was critical of his playoff performance after he failed to score a goal in 12 games.

"As a top centerman if you don't put a puck in the net, you didn't help your team win the game," he said after Game 7's 3-1 loss to Montreal. "It is what it is. People can talk, guys can talk about whatever they want. But as a top centerman if you don't put the puck in the net in two rounds, you don't give the team a chance to win the game or the series. I felt like I could (have scored) a couple of times, but I didn't. I didn't do my job in the playoffs." He earned his fourth assist of the postseason on Jarome Iginla's goal on Wednesday night. Krejci finished with 25 shots and a minus-3 rating.
May 15 - 10:21 AM

David Krejci and his Bruins teammates were unable to beat Carey Price in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Canadiens in Montreal.

The Boston playmaker has struggled throughout the series, having registered one solitary point in the six contests to-date. We have seen Krejci play the role of playoff hero in the past so perhaps he saved up some magic for Wednesday's Game 7 on home ice.
May 12 - 10:33 PM

The Bruins' top line featuring David Krejci, Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic has been a total non-factor in the series against Montreal.

The unit is going to have to play better if the Bruins are going to get by Montreal. The hope is that back at home at the TD Garden Krejci and company will respond to an enthusiastic Boston crowd. It didn't work in the first two games of the series but that doesn't mean it won't work Saturday night.
Source: NESN.com
May 10 - 9:35 AM

David Krejci knows the Bruins need better starts after falling 4-2 to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

"It seems like we find our game in the third period, but to play 60 minutes you have to have a good start," Krejci said. "And we've been playing from behind right off the bat. We have to make sure we keep them off the scoresheet for as long as we can and make sure we get the first goal. We've been playing pretty good hockey in the third period, but we have to bring the same intensity in the first two. We haven't done that in the first three games." The Bruins trail the series 2-1 and they have trailed for most of the opening three contests. If Krejci were to snap out of playoff scoring funk that would probably help get Boston as well.
May 7 - 7:01 AM

David Krejci has three assists in his last four games, but he hasn't recorded a goal in seven matches during the 2014 playoffs.

He led the Bruins with 69 points in 80 games during the regular season. Krejci might have more points during the postseason if linemates Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla capitalized on some more of their chances. If he is going to start putting more pucks in the back of the net then more shots would help. He has been credited with 16 in the playoffs and four times he's registered just one shot.
May 6 - 6:50 AM

David Krejci potted a pair of goals in Boston's 4-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday.

He was given Tuesday's game off to rest, but he's registered at least one point (three goals, three assists) in each of his past four appearances. Krejci has 19 goals and 69 points in 80 games this campaign. Patrice Bergeron and Gregory Campbell had Boston's other goals in the contest, while Torey Krug had two assists.
Apr 12 - 4:30 PM

David Krejci was back in Boston's lineup Thursday night after he was given Tuesday's game off to rest.

He picked up his 50th helper of the season in a 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg. Krejci hasn't hit 50 assists since the 2008-09 campaign when he had 73 points in 82 games. This has been his second-most productive year with 67 points in 79 contests.
Apr 11 - 7:28 AM

David Krejci scored for the first time in his past 17 games on Saturday night.

He had a goal and a helper in a 5-2 win over Philadelphia. Krejci picked up nine assists going into Saturday's contest, so he wasn't completely silent offensively. Still, he has enjoyed one of his better seasons in 2013-14, with 17 goals and 66 points in 78 games.
Apr 7 - 9:57 AM

David Krejci is dealing with a sore throat, according to coach Claude Julien.

Depending on the severity of the issue, the Bruins could decide to rest their leading scorer. For the time being, we are still expecting Krejci to play on Wednesday night against Detroit. If his status changes then we'll let you know.
Apr 2 - 9:58 AM

David Krejci had two assists in Boston's 4-2 victory on Saturday.

Krejci ended a four-game scoring slump. He has 16 goals and 62 points in 74 games, which makes this a pretty typical season for Krejci.
Mar 30 - 9:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Daniel Paille
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Johnny Boychuk
4Dougie Hamilton
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Adam McQuaid
7Matt Bartkowski
8Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg