REPORT | 16-year veteran set to retire from the NHL: Confirms the worst for the Bruins

Published August 3, 2023 at 11:06
BY COOPER GODIN

For the second time in as many weeks, a long-time Boston Bruin will reportedly announce their retirement from the National Hockey League.

On Wednesday, a source told Boston Hockey Now's Jimmy Murphy that 16-year veteran David Krejci is done playing in the NHL and won't be returning to Czechia for the 2023-24 season, as many were expecting.

However, Krejci may still continue playing with the Czechia national team, who are set to host the 2024 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Prague and Ostrava next May.

"He may play for the national team, but otherwise, he's done," the source said to Boston Hockey Now.



The 37-year-old appeared in 1,032 games across parts of 16 seasons, all with the Bruins, where he recorded 786 points (231 goals, 555 assists), 359 penalty minutes and was a plus-166. Krejci also went on to add 128 points in 160 playoff games, helping Boston win the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Congratulations to David Krejci on a great career in the National Hockey League and all the best in retirement.

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