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Torey Krug | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 180
College: Michigan State University
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Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli hopes he'll be able to re-sign restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith before the start of training camp.
At the same time, Chiarelli isn't sure what the future will hold. The problem is that the Bruins only have about $3.1 million in cap space after Marc Savard's position on the long-term injured reserve list is factored in, so unless they make a trade, they don't have a lot of room to re-sign Krug and Smith. Both players are coming off of strong seasons and likely want to be paid accordingly. Sep 5 - 4:59 PM

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Torey Krug blossomed in his rookie year, notching 40 points in 79 games, but the 23 year-old isn't a lock to play an expanded role next year.

The 23 year-old's offensive talent and fantasy upside is very high entering the 2013-14, and the Livonia, MI native may well grow into a top-four defenseman in the foreseeable future. But for the time being Krug still has touble playing in his own zone, as demonstrated by his team-low 23.8 percent of defensive zone starts off of faceoffs. The Bruins will give the kid plenty of power play time and chances to retain his 40 point total, but Krug has yet to prove he deserves to play 20 minutes per night, as opposed to the 17 minutes per game he played last season.
Aug 24 - 11:30 AM

Torey Krug isn't expected to cash in when he agrees to his next contract with the Bruins.

The restricted free agent played 79 games last season during his rookie campaign and he had three contests of NHL experience heading into the year. Krug doesn't have much leverage in negotiations and the Bruins are already above the salary cap (by $809,143 according to A one- or two-year deal worth about $1-2 million AAV may be in his future. When he reaches a new deal, Krug wants to prove that he's more than a third pairing defenseman who can quarterback a power play. "I'm really proud of everything I accomplished as a rookie, but you never stop improving and getting better. There's always room to improve," said Krug. "I want to gain that trust where I'm a top four defenseman, and I'm playing 20 minutes a night in all situations. That will be something I'll be trying to prove to myself, and to the Bruins."
Aug 4 - 9:28 AM

Torey Krug was named to the NHL All-Rookie team.

Krug also finished fourth in Calder Trophy voting. He led all rookie defensemen with 14 goals and 40 points in 79 games. He also had a plus-18 rating while averaging 17:30 minutes per contest.
Jun 25 - 7:57 AM

Boston will need to re-sign restricted free agent Torey Krug this summer.

The rookie blueliner led the Bruins in scoring during the playoffs with 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 12 games. He also enjoyed an impressive regular season, with a jaw-dropping 14 goals and 40 points in 79 contests. Krug will be seeking a big raise after his previous contract had an annual average value of $1,704,167. A "bridge" deal wouldn't be surprising in this situation, though.
May 16 - 8:05 AM

Torey Krug picked up an assist in Game 7.

The rookie blueliner fired a high shot, which was impressively deflected by Jarome Iginla on the power play. Krug produced two goals and eight helpers in 12 playoff games after he had 40 points in the regular season.
May 15 - 10:00 AM

Although the Canadiens have been excellent at blocking so many of the Bruins' shots, Torey Krug has had some success getting his shots through to Carey Price.

Krug has 24 shots on goal in the postseason to date, second on the Bruins to Patrice Bergeron. "They [the Canadiens' players] do a very good job of blocking shots," Krug said. "I think those quick decisions really help. When you’re not standing there thinking about what you're going to do with the puck and you already know what you're going to do with it, it helps big time." Krug has a goal and two assists in the second round against Montreal and has been one of Boston's top playoff performers to date. He makes a great middle-round pick next season.
May 10 - 9:27 AM

Torey Krug is crediting his success in these playoffs with his experience last spring.

He has accounted for two goals and five assists in seven games during the 2014 postseason and he has 13 points in 22 appearances in his young career. "There's ups and downs within a series and throughout a game, you noticed it last year playing against Chicago," Krug said. "The momentum shifts within a series were pretty amazing. For me, I personally understand moving forward from each series it's going to be like that. You witnessed it (Saturday in Game 2 of this year's second-round series). Montreal comes into our building, wins Game 1 and then Game 2 we come back late. Those are big momentum shifts. I learned about that for sure."
May 5 - 9:59 AM

Torey Krug scored a goal in Boston's 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal in Game 1 of their second round playoff series Thursday.

Krug made a name for himself in hockey circles last spring when he played hero for the Bruins by adding life to a fledgling power play and he has followed that up with an even better start to this postseason. With six points in as many games so far, he leads the Bs in scoring this spring. Johnny Boychuk and Reilly Smith also tallied for Boston in the defeat while Brad Marchand registered a pair of assists.
May 1 - 11:57 PM

Torey Krug recorded two assists in the Bruins' 4-2 win against Detroit in Game 5.

Krug had a goal and five points in five contests in the first round. That was good enough to tie with Patrice Bergeron for the Bruins scoring lead for that series. Krug broke out this season with 40 points in 79 contests.
Apr 27 - 8:41 AM

Livonia, Michigan-native Torey Krug is pumped up to play in his hometown during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"It's going to be exciting. You know you watch a lot of the playoff games growing up and see the octopus thrown on the ice, and as a kid you dream of playing in the playoffs in this building," Krug said before Tuesday night's Game 3. "I probably was thinking I was on the other side. But now I'm excited in the position I'm in and we can come in and be the bad guys." He saw 17:15 of ice time and registered a shot on goal in Tuesday's 3-0 victory. Krug has two assists in three games in the series.
Apr 23 - 7:53 AM

Torey Krug registered a pair of helpers in Sunday's Game 2 win against Detroit.

His two-point effort featured a power-play helper on a goal by Zdeno Chara in the third period. Krug received 18:27 of ice time in the contest, including 2:07 on the power play.
Apr 21 - 10:15 AM

Torey Krug had two assists in Boston's 4-1 win over Buffalo.

Krug became the fourth rookie to reach the 40-point mark. He's also easily the league scoring leader in rookie defenseman as the next highest is Hampus Lindholm with 30 points.
Apr 13 - 9:44 AM

Torey Krug was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

The Bruins got Johnny Boychuk back from injury, so Krug took another turn in the press box. Boston has lots of healthy bodies on the blueline, so a capable defender will be scratched each game down the stretch.
Mar 23 - 5:32 AM

It is a good bet that Torey Krug will draw back into the Bruins' lineup against the Hurricanes Saturday afternoon.

He was a healthy scratch for Thursday's contest against the Coyotes and was pretty upset about it. The Bruins have eight NHL-caliber rearguards and Krug's number came up Thursday night to sit. We imagine he will be pretty motivated Saturday to show that he shouldn't be in the rotation to be scratched.
Mar 15 - 8:40 AM

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5Marc Savard
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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