Report: David Krejci inks new 6-year, $43.5 million extension
There were rumblings last week regarding David Krejci and an extension looming with the Boston Bruins. According to media outlets in Krejci’s native land, the Czech Republic, he has inked a six-year, $43.5 million contract extension. He now makes more money annually than fellow teammates Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron.
It is hard to argue Krejci’s new contract. Before last season’s poor performance in the post season, Krejci was as clutch as they come in the postseason. In 93 career playoff games for the Black and Gold, he has 29 goals and 48 assists good for 77 points.
Krejci is coming off one of his best seasons for the Bruins playing in all but two regular season games. He lit the lamp 19 times while assisting on 50 others. He led the National Hockey League in plus/minus with a plus-39.
He centers the first line for one of the best teams in hockey. Krejci will be making $7.25 million for the first two years, $7.5 million in the middle two years while making $7 million in the last two according to Aaron Ward of TSN.
— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) September 3, 2014
Krejci is part of that core group that General Manager Peter Chiarelli talks about and he has reportedly locked him up for very long time along with Bergeron and Rask.