BOSTON –Boston Bruins General ManagerDon Sweeneyannounced today, August 8, that the team has signed forwardDavid Krejci to a one-year contract through the 2022-23 season worth $1 million, plus yet another $2 million in performance-based incentives.
Krejci, 36, played the 2021-22 season in the Czechia league for HC Olomouc. In 51 games, Krejci led his team in goals (20), assists (26) and points (46). The Sternberk, Czech Republic native also represented his country at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China and at the IIHF World Championship in Finland. In four Olympic Games, Krejci recorded one goal and three assists. At the planet Championships, Krejci finished second on his team in scoring with three goals and nine assists for 12 points to greatly help his team win a bronze medal.
Ahead of his season with HC Olomouc, Krejci played 15 seasons in the NHL, all with the Bruins. In 2020-21, the 6-foot, 188-pound forward appeared in 51 games, tallying eight goals and 36 assists for 44 points and plus-16 rating. In 11 playoff games, Krejci recorded two goals and seven assists for nine points.
Krejci has appeared in 962 career NHL games with Boston, totaling 215 goals and 515 assists for 730 points. In 156 career playoff games with the Bruins, Krejci has totaled 42 goals and 82 assists for 124 points.
Krejci led Boston in postseason scoring in 2011 on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. Krejci ranks seventh in Bruins history in games played (962), assists (515), eighth in points (730) and 10th in game-winning goals (41).
Krejci was originally selected by Boston in the next round (63rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.