While the rumor mongers were devising different plots to get David Krejci out of town, the Bruins were working on keeping their No. 1 center in the mix.
Today Boston announced a three-year contract extension with Krejci.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but one Twitter report said the annual cap hit under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement would be $5.25 million per season. TSN reporter Darren Dreger also tweeted that Krejci has a modified no-trade clause for years two and three of the deal.
Krejci was scheduled to be a restricted free agent next summer.
Krejci shared the team scoring lead during the 2010-11 regular season. He then led all scorers with 12-11-23 totals in 25 playoff games during the Bruins’ run to the Stanley Cup championship. This season in 20 games he’s posted 4-9-13 totals.
In recent weeks, Krejci had been the subject of trade rumors, in particular with regard to Anaheim forward Bobby Ryan. Now we know what those murmurs were worth.