The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with forward David Krejci on a new six year, $43.5m contract. According to TSN’s Aaron Ward the 28 year old forward will earn just over $7m per season under the new deal. This new contract marks the Boston Bruin’s biggest cap hit for the upcoming season. Krejci was going into his final year of his previous three year contract this season.
Based on last year’s numbers, I believe David Krejci is well worth the investment. He finished first overall in points for the Bruins with 19 goals and 50 assists last season. He’s one of the best faceoff specialists in the NHL in my opinion. He finished second in faceoffs behind teammate Patrice Bergeron. Krejci is the go to guy for taking faceoffs on the powerplay and has proven he can handle any situation. He finished the season with a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% last season and had a record of 80-48 on the powerplay.
David Krejci has loads of potential and is easily one of the Bruins best forwards. He’s got speed, size and isn’t afraid to shoot the puck from any position. He’s used to playing close to 20 minutes per game and is a great two way player for the Bruins. Throughout his 504 games with the Boston Bruins David Krejci accumulated 110 goals and 278 and 268 assists for an impressive total of 378 points. He’s also tallied 77 playoff points throughout the team’s seven previous playoff campaigns as well.
David Krejci is one of the most entertaining players to watch on the Bruins roster. He plays the game with a high degree of intensity and consistently had multi-point nights for the Bruins all season long last year. This signing was vital to the Boston Bruins success this season.
With the David Krejci signing complete, I believe the Boston Bruins have the depth and ability to finish on top in the Eastern Conference again this season. This Bruins team has one of the strongest groups of defenseman in Dougie Hamilton, Zdeno Chara Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski. These four guys finished with a combined point total of 123 points.
And with Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Milan Lucic leading the charge, I would say that anything less than finishing first in the Eastern Conference would be a disappointment for this team. If goalie Tukka Rask can continue stealing wins and frustrating opponents, the Bruins will easily be Stanley Cup contenders this season.