June 15, 2024


“I’ll miss enjoying in entrance of you, however I’m and all the time might be a Bruin.”

David Krejci
FILE – Boston Bruins’ David Krejci is proven throughout an NHL David Krejci throughout a Bruins-Flyers sport in 2021 AP Picture/Derik Hamilton, File
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Bruins heart David Krejci introduced his retirement from the NHL in an announcement launched on social media on Monday morning.

The 16-year veteran spent his complete NHL profession with the Bruins.

“Once I was drafted in 2004, I had no concept that I might be working with such unbelievable and pushed individuals who would lead us to three Stanley Cup Finals, and profitable the last word purpose in 2011,” Krejci wrote.

“I’ve made so many nice friendships all through the group,” Krejci continued. ” You could have all the time been there for me at any time when I wanted one thing and I’ll all the time be right here for you.

Krejci’s retirement comes simply over a month after fellow Bruins heart Patrice Bergeron introduced his retirement.

Krejci performed the 2021-22 season in his native Czech Republic earlier than returning to the Bruins final 12 months.

“To my spouse Naomi and my youngsters Elina and Everett,” Krejci wrote. “As I’m scripting this and listening to you and the youngsters enjoying and being actually loud it makes me completely satisfied that I get to expertise it in actual life and never over the cellphone after we are on journeys distant.

“You understood all of the laborious work I needed to put in and all of the hours in the summertime to prepare for a brand new season. You all the time listened after I was in my lows and gave me energy and the correct recommendation. Now it’s time for me to attempt to be one of the best husband and father I might be and assist you in our subsequent chapter in life.”

The Bruins, who have been the highest seed within the Japanese Convention this season, fell to the Florida Panthers within the first spherical of the Stanley Cup playoffs whereas Krejci missed a number of video games on account of harm.

Krejci led the NHL in factors in the course of the 2011 playoffs, when the Bruins received their first championship since 1971-72.

“To my teammates: I’ve been very fortunate to be on so many good groups and play with so many nice gamers,” Krejci wrote. “You all the time begin as coworkers however finish as pals, and I’m so proud to have met a few of my closest pals over time. That’s one of the best half about our sport. Thanks to all of the teaching staffs I used to be fortunate to have in my profession. I used to be coached by a number of the finest coaches on this planet.”

Krejci stated he’ll miss Bruins followers now that he’s retired.

“And to Bruins followers and town of Boston THANK YOU,” Krejci wrote. “You could have all the time handled me with nothing however respect and I might be endlessly grateful. I’ll miss enjoying in entrance of you, however I’m and all the time might be a Bruin.”