Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
David Krejci
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DavidKrejci
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 188
BIRTHDATE: 04/28/1986
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Sternberk, CZE
DRAFTED: BOS: 2004-63 overall


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Has won one Stanley Cup championship (2011 with Boston) ... Has a 12/34 record in NHL shootouts (6 deciding goals) ... Has taken one career penalty shot (no goal).

2012-13: Ranked tied for third in the NHL with five game-winning goals ... Had six multiple-point games with his season-high a 1-2=3 effort on Mar. 16 vs. Washington which tied his career-high for points in a game ... Had a five-game point streak from Jan. 23-31 (2-4-6 totals) ... Had two four-game point streaks as well, from Feb. 6-15 (2-3=5 totals) and Mar. 5-11 (1-4=5 totals) ... Scored one goal on four shootout shots with the deciding goal on Mar. 11 at Ottawa ... Recorded his 200th NHL assist on Jan. 29 vs. New Jersey, played his 400th NHL game on Mar. 11 at Ottawa and registered his 300th NHL point with an assist on Mar. 16 vs. Washington ... Missed one game with a lower body injury (Mar. 19) which snapped his consecutive games-played streak at 109 regular season and playoff games ... Led the NHL in post-season scoring for the second time in the last three years with career post-season highs of 9-17=26 totals ... Led the NHL in playoff assists and finished second in plus/minus rankings at +13 ... Had seven career playoff multiple-point games, including three three-point nights ... Scored his second career playoff hat trick on May 8 at Toronto with the third goal coming at 13:06 of overtime ... Had a career-best five-game playoff point streak from May 1-10 (5-6=11 totals) ... Played 24 games with Pardubice in the Czech Republic during the lockout with 16-11=27 totals.

2011-12: Hit the 20-goal mark for the second time in his career with a career season-high of 23 ... Had 17 multiple-point games, including his second career hat trick scored on Mar. 1 vs. New Jersey with the third goal coming in overtime ... Had a career-best 11-game point streak from Dec. 17-Jan. 14 (5-11=16 totals) which tied for the third-longest streak in the league during the season ... Played his 300th NHL game Oct. 8 vs. Tampa Bay ... Missed three games to injury ... Added 1-2=3 totals in seven playoff games with the points coming in consecutive games Apr. 21-22.

2010-11: Tied for the team lead in points for the second straight season, but once again finished second in the club's scoring race with fewer goals scored ... His 49 assists were tied for tenth in the league in that category ... Had 17 multiple-point games, including three three-point games which matched his career-high for points in a game and two three-assist contests which matched his career-high for assists in a game ... Had a seven-game point streak from Mar. 3-17 (3-6=9 totals) and had two career-best five-game assist streaks, from Feb. 17-27 (1-7=8 totals) and Mar. 3-11(1-6=7 totals) ... Took his first career fighting major Dec. 16 in Montreal vs. Mike Cammalleri ... Recorded his 200th NHL point with an assist Mar. 3 vs. Tampa Bay ... Missed seven games to injuries ... Led the NHL in postseason goals and points ... His 12 goals were the most ever in one playoff year by a Czech player and tied Slovakian Marian Gaborik's 2008 mark for a Czechoslovakian-born player ... Has five multiple-point games, including a career-high 2-2=4 night Apr. 30 vs. Philadelphia and his first career playoff hat trick May 25 at Tampa Bay ... That was the first playoff hat trick by a Bruin since Cam Neely on Apr. 25, 1991 vs. Montreal ... Had a four-game point streak from Apr. 30-May 6 (4-5=9 totals) ... Scored three game-winning goals in the Conference Semifinal vs. Philadelphia, including an overtime goal in game two, as he joined Mel Hill (1939 SF) and Roy Conacher (1939 F) as the only Bruins with three game-winning goals in one playoff series ... Added another in the Conference Final vs. Tampa Bay, tying Cam Neely's club record of four game-winning goals in one playoff year.

2009-10: Tied for the team lead in points with Patrice Bergeron, but finished second in the team's scoring race with two fewer goals ... Had 14 multiple-point games, all two-point efforts ... Had two four-game point streaks, from Mar. 11-16 (2-5=7 totals) and Mar. 23-29 (3-4=7 totals) ... Took his first career penalty shot on Feb. 2, unsuccessful vs. Washington's Jose Theodore ... Took 11 shootout shots and scored four goals, including a team-high three deciding tallies ... Scored the game-tying goal at 19:38 of the third period that sent the game into overtime on Oct. 24 at Ottawa ... Played his 200th NHL/Bruins game Feb. 11 in Tampa Bay and recorded his 100th NHL/Bruins assist Mar. 25 vs. Tampa Bay ... Missed three games to illness or injury, snapping his consecutive games played streak at 140 straight regular season games (158 including playoffs) dating back to his Providence recall on Dec. 30, 2007 ... Had 4-4=8 totals with 2 PIM in 9 playoff games before suffering a dislocated wrist on May 5 vs. Philadelphia in game three of the CSF series ... The injury required immediate surgery and he missed the remainder of the post-season ... Had one multiple-point game, a career-high for points in a playoff game with a 2-1=3 effort on Apr. 26 vs. Buffalo ... Had a four-game point streak from Apr. 26-May 5 with 3-3=6 totals in that span.

2008-09: Led the NHL in plus/minus at +37 ... Established career season-highs in assists (51) and points (73) and finished second in the team's scoring race ... Played in every game for the first time in his career ... Had 21 multiple-point games, including seven three-point efforts and his first career hat trick scored Dec. 18 vs. Toronto ... The three-point games tie his career-high for points in a game ... Had a ten-game point streak from Dec. 12-Jan. 1 (6-11=17 totals) ... Had a nine-game point streak from Nov. 19-Dec. 8 (5-10=15 totals) ... Scored one overtime goal, Jan. 27 vs. Washington ... Played his 100th NHL/Bruins game Jan. 1 vs. Pittsburgh and recorded his 100th NHL/ Bruins point with an assist Apr. 12 at NY Islanders ... Went 1 for 3 in shootouts ... Was voted the Seventh Player Award winner by the fans as "that player who has performed beyond expectations" ... Added 2-6=8 totals in 11 playoff games, including two multiple-point playoff games ... Had a three-game playoff point streak with 1-3=4 totals from Apr. 20-May 1.

2007-08: Had five multiple-point games with his season-high a 1-2=3 effort Mar. 29 vs. Ottawa ... Had a five-game point streak from Mar. 25-Apr. 2 (3-6=9 totals) ... Went 1 for 5 in shootouts ... Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Oct. 6 at Phoenix ... Scored his first NHL goal Feb. 26 vs. Ottawa ... Had scored a shootout goal prior to that on Feb. 19 at Carolina, but shootout tallies do not count in individual statistics ... Finished second in the team's playoff scoring race with 1-4=5 totals in seven post-season games, including two two-assist efforts ... Played his first NHL playoff game Apr. 10 in Montreal and scored his first NHL playoff goal/point Apr. 12 in Montreal ... Also played 25 games in Providence/AHL from Nov. 4-Dec. 30 with 7-21=28 totals and 19 PIM in 25 AHL Bruins games.

2006-07: Spent most of his first pro season in Providence/AHL where he led that team in scoring with 31-43=74 totals and 47 PIM in 69 AHL Bruins games ... Recalled on three occasions to Boston - Jan. 30- Feb. 6 (0-0=0 totals in one game); Feb. 20-27 (0-0=0 totals in four games); and Mar. 8 (0-0=0 totals in one game) ... Played his first NHL game Jan. 30 in Buffalo ... Missed two games with a concussion ... Also led the AHL Bruins in playoff scoring with 3-13=16 totals and 22 PIM in 13 post-season games.

JUNIORS: Played two seasons of junior hockey with Gatineau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 49-95=144 totals and 85 penalty minutes in 117 career junior games ... Finished second in Gatineau's scoring race in 2005-06 with 27-54=81 totals and added 10-22=32 totals in 17 playoff games.

EUROPE: Played one season of junior hockey with Kladno in his native Czech Republic in 2003-04 with 23-37=60 totals in 50 games.

INTERNATIONAL: Played for the Czech Republic in two World Junior Championships, in 2005 (0-1=1 totals in seven games; bronze medal) and 2006 (3-3=6 totals in six games) and in two World Championships as well, in 2008 (0-0=0 totals in five games) and 2012 (3-4=7 totals in ten games; bronze medal)... Also played for the Czech Republic in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver (2-1=3 totals in 5 games, including an overtime goal).

TRANSACTIONS: Boston's first pick (second round), 63rd overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

ETC: Full name, David Krejci ... Nickname, Krech ... Single ... Took his first career fighting major in his fifth NHL season, on Dec. 16, 2010 vs. Montreal's Mike Cammalleri ... His 12 post-season goals in 2011 were the most ever by a Czech player in one playoff year and tied Slovakian Marian Gaborik's 2008 mark for a Czechoslovakian- born NHLer ... Enters this season having missed just 14 of 420 regular season games since his Dec. 30, 2007 recall to Boston from the AHL ... Has led the NHL in playoff scoring in two of the last three post-seasons.

CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year two of a three-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $5,250,000.

NHL FIRSTS:
Game - Jan. 30, 2007 at Buffalo
Goal - Feb. 26, 2008 vs. Ottawa
Assist/Point - Oct. 6, 2007 at Phoenix