Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – The Boston Bruins have signed David Krejci to a six-year extension worth $43.5 million.
The Bruins reported the new deal will start in 2015-16. Krejci has one year remaining on his current three-year, $15.75 million deal.
Earlier, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli indicated at the start of the offseason that re-signing Krejci would be a priority before he became a free agent after this upcoming season.
The 28-year-old top-line center produced one of his most consistent seasons during 2013-14, finishing with 19 goals and 50 assists for 69 points in 80 regular-season games. He also led the league with a plus-39 rating.
However, he was held scoreless during the Stanley Cup playoffs, with only four assists and a minus-3 rating.
The Bruins selected Krejci in the second round (No. 63 overall) in the 2004 NHL entry draft.