Bruins Re-sign Krejci.

Krejci gets new contract from Bruins.

The Boston Bruins today announced the re-signing of center David Krejci to a three-year extension, beginning in 2012-13. The deal is worth $1o.75 $15,75 million, with an average annual cap hit of $3.583 $5.25 million per season. Krejci, 25, was eligible for RFA status in July.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Quick, ramp up the “sign-and-trade rumors! Just kidding, if anything, this will likely put an end to the rumor of Krejci as trade bait. He has a reputation as a slow starter who usually doesn’t gain stride until mid-season, but he has two 60-plus point seasons under his belt, and was considered a key part of their Stanley Cup run last spring, with 23 points in 25 playoff games. GM Peter Chiarelli seems keen on keeping his championship roster intact.

3 Comments

  1. ESPN reports it’s 15.75 million. TSN reports it’s 10.75 million. The world will never know!

    I have a feeling the deal is high amount, which is okay with me. Bruins are locking the core for quite some time. The only thing this team lacks is an immediate replacement when Chara retires.

    Bruins are going to be Cup contenders for a long time. We might have the Red Wings of the east here.

  2. Kudos to the Broons and Krejci for getting this done in a cap friendly way. He led ALL scorers in the playoffs last spring.

    Congrats to Boots Boudreau for landing another job so soon. I’ve talked to him a couple of times, and he’s a great guy.

  3. I still believe Krejci can be trade bait at the deadline or draft this year. Longterm Seguin and Bergeron are the top two centers. They also have Peverley who they just re-signed who is naturally a Center. Chris Kelly is proving to be a good fit and a leader in pretty short time with the team. He should also be re-signed at some point. Two or three years down the line Seguin will be looking for plenty of cash also have to worry about Horton and Lucic being re-signed over the next couple of summers. Obviously I could be wrong but I just don’t see Krejci seeing the end of that contract in a Bruins uniform. I mentioned Horton earlier I think he’s a good player but he may be the odd man out when it comes to re-signing guys. Especially since I think he’ll be a UFA.