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David Krejci Says He Won’t Be Returning to Boston Bruins Next Season

David Krejci says he won’t be returning to the Boston Bruins next season but will play in the Czech Republic in front of friends and family.

David Krejci won’t be back with the Boston Bruins next season. In fact, he won’t be back in the NHL at all. Krejci released a long statement on Friday stating that he’s been thinking long and hard about his NHL career since the playoffs ended and he’ll be returning to the Czech Republic to play hockey so that his family and friends can watch him finish out his professional hockey career.

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Citing wanting to play in front of his parents, his brother and friends for the reason he’s not returning to the NHL, Krejci also said it was important his children live where he grew up and spend time with his Czech family. He thanked the Bruins organization and the fans and said he would be a Bruin forever.

There was talk that Krejci was getting interest from other teams and not just the Bruins this offseason. His not returning to the NHL has nothing to do with limited options. There were plenty of teams that would have loved to add him to their roster. This is a personal decision that many knew could come when Krejci stated he wasn’t sure about his playing future during media avails to end the season.

Krejci will go down as the most underrated players in Bruins and NHL history. This new represents truly the end of an era in Boston. He spent 14 years with Bruins and while the fans and organization will show him all sorts of love and appreciation, this will be a tough days for Bruins fans.

He leaves the Bruins having played 962 games, score 215 goals and added 515 assists for 730 regular season points. He added another 124 playoff points in 156 games.

David Krejci Boston Bruins
David Krejci Boston Bruins

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