Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced today that they signed forward David Krejci to a three-year contract extension on Thursday.
Krejci has been under the microscope for the better part of three weeks, both for his performance and because rumors had him up on the trade block. After his performance last night against the Maple Leafs, where he had a goal and two assists--his first goal since November 7-- and this new contract, the trade rumors can finally be put to rest.
The contract is reportedly worth $5.25M/year and includes a no trade clause for the final two years.
Krejci has appeared in twenty games this year for the Bruins and has put up 4-9=13 numbers in that time frame. Last year he had 13 goals and 49 assists. And in the playoff run that led them to winning the Stanley Cup, Krejci notched 23 points in 25 games (12-11=13).
The 25-year-old from the Czech Republic was drafted by the Bruins in the second round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He was picked in the second round, 63rd overall.