Bruins Legend Announces Retirement From Hockey After Attempted Final Year

Published December 1, 2023 at 6:28 PM

A Boston Bruins legend is officially leaving the game of Hockey, ending a potential last chance.

Bruins Legend Calls It Quits

Despite retiring from the NHL earlier in the year, longtime Bruins Forward David Krejci didn't retire from international Hockey, hoping to play in the Czech Extraliga and the 2024 IIHF World Championships in his hometown of Czechia in Prague. Krejci had been aiming to play one last last time, but has being forced to opt for retirement following a lower-body injury making his mobility difficult.

Krejci, 37, left the Boston Bruins after 15 NHL seasons to sign in Czechia with his hometown HC Olomouc, before making a surprise return to Boston last season, showing he still had the ability to perform in the NHL with 16 Goals and 56 Points in 70 Games for the Bruins who broke the NHL's team points record with 135.

Krejci, along with longtime Bruin Patrice Bergeron, both announced their retirement, punching two big holes into Boston's depth chart down the middle, ending one of the most prolific top-six Center duos of the 21st century.

In 1,032 Games, Krejci netted 231 Goals, along with 555 Assists & 786 Points. Krejci, selected 63rd Overall by the Bruins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, was a Stanley Cup Champion with Boston in 2011, along with 2 bronze medal finishes with Czechia at the World Championships in 2012 and 2022.

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