David Krejci was selected in the third round (63rd overall) by the Boston Bruins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Krejci made his NHL debut with the Bruins in 2007. Since then, Krejci has become a household name amongst B's fans, playing in three Stanley Cup Final series (including a championship in 2011) and serving alternate captain for seven seasons. He's currently 17th on the franchise's all-time scoring list.
Get to know more about one of the Bruins' top players, who has returned to Boston in hopes of winning another Stanley Cup.
David Krejci's bio
- Height: 6-foot-0
- Weight: 188 pounds
- Birthdate: April 28, 1986
- Birthplace: Šternberk, Czech Republic
- College: None
- Amateur team: Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
- NHL Experience: 15 years
- Jersey Number: 46
David Krejci's career NHL stats
Here are some of David Krejci's notable career achievements and statistics:
- 2011 Stanley Cup champion
- Two-time Stanley Cup finalist (2013, 2019)
- Bruins alternate captain (2013-2021)
- NHL Plus-Minus Award winner (2009) -- led the league with a +39 rating
- NHL Third Star of the Month (October 2015)
- NHL Third Star of the Week (Week ending March 30, 2008)
- Led Bruins in assists (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16)
- Led Bruins in plus-minus rating (2008-09, 2013-14)
- Led Bruins in points (2013-14)
- 2013 Golden Stick Award winner (top Czech hockey player in the world)
- Elizabeth C. Dufresne Trophy winner (2013-14)
- Boston Bruins Seventh Player Award winner (2008-09)
- Boston Bruins Three Star Award winner (2009-10, 2013-14, 2015-16)
- Four career hat tricks
- Career totals (through 2021-22 season):
- 215 goals
- 515 assists
- 730 points
- 339 penalty minutes
- plus-143 rating
- 41 game winning goals
- 50 power-play goals
- 962 games played
Here are David Krejci's contract details with the Bruins
Krejci signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Bruins on Aug. 8, 2022.
The deal includes a salary cap hit of $1 million and $2 million in performance bonuses. He will receive $1 million for playing 10 games and another $500,000 after playing in 20 games. If the Bruins make the playoffs in the 2022-23 season, Krejci will get a $500,000 bonus. Therefore, the contract could be worth up to $3 million.
Krejci signed the deal with the Bruins at 36 years old and can become an unrestricted free agent following the 2022-23 season, when he'll be 37.
Through 15 NHL seasons, Krejci has earned more than $71 million.
David Krejci's amateur and minor league career
Krejci did not play college hockey in the United States, instead playing junior hockey in the Czech Republic and Canada before joining the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.
Krejci played two seasons for the HC Ocelari Trinec U18 team in Liga junioru in the Czech Republic from 2001-03. He also played for HC Ocelari Trinec U20 and HC Kladno U20 from 2002 to 2004.
After being drafted by the Bruins, Krejci played two seasons for Gatineau Olympiques in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Krejci turned pro in the 2006-07 season and played six games with Boston and 69 games for the P-Bruins, where he totaled 74 points (31 goals, 43 assists) in the regular season before tacking on three goals and 13 assists (16 points) in 13 postseason games.
He began the next season in Providence, tallying 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 25 games. Krejci was called up to Boston during the 2007-08 season. He played 56 games for the parent club, scoring six goals and earning 21 assists (27 points) in the regular season. During seven NHL playoff games that season, Krejci totaled five points (one goal, four assists).
Krejci joined Boston full-time for the 2008-09 season, leading the NHL in plus-minus rating.
David Krejci's international career
Krejci won the bronze medal with Team Czech Republic at the 2004 World U18 Championship, 2005 World Junior Championship, 2012 World Championship and the 2022 World Championship.
Krejci spent the 2021-22 season playing in front of friends and family in the Czech Republic. He played for HC Olomouc in the Czech Extraliga (EHL), where he tallied 46 points (20 goals, 26 assists) during 51 regular season games. Krejci also scored three goals and tallied three assists in five postseason games.
Meet David Krejci's family
Krejci married his wife, Naomi Starr, in 2014. The couple have two children together: Elina and Everett.