David Krejci Awarded Three Year Deal

GoucheCorrespondent IJune 4, 2009

BOSTON - MAY 01:  David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins looks to pass against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2009 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Hurricanes 4-1.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Coming off the heels of a breakout season, Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli didn’t waste any time in signing David Krejci to a lucrative multi-year contract.

This emerging 23 year-old forward played a key role in helping the Bruins win the Eastern Conference by scoring 73 points including 51 assists, which ranked the third-year-pro second on the team (behind Marc Savard) in assists.

Besides setting career highs in games played (82), goals (22), assists, and points, Krejci who was taken by Boston second round in 2004, was an impressive +37.

During the year he became one of the more popular Bruins with the fans and was awarded the Bruins' Seventh Player Award, which goes to the player who performs above what was expected from them. During the post season Krejci scored eight points in 11 games and was a plus six. The three-year deal is worth $3.5, $3.75 and $4 million per year respectively.