Bruins' Krejci on 6-year, $43.5M extension: 'If I play with [Eriksson] I'll have even more goals'
The Boston Bruins locked up David Krejci to a six-year, $43.5-million contract extension after a 69-point season from the center. He's glad to have the contract out of the way, telling reporters after an informal team skate on Monday that he's ready to get started.
"I feel like we still have lots of years left and we can compete for a [Stanley] Cup in the next few years, so that was one of the reasons I decided to sign now and not late next year."
Krejci also appreciated the vote of confidence from the organization. "You know that they believe in you, they trust you, that means a lot," he said.
Krejci will likely play on a line with Milan Lucic and Loui Eriksson this season. He's excited about the opportunity, and after scoring 19 goals last season, he's set a new goal for himself.
"If I play with [Eriksson] I'll have even more goals," he said. "I would love to play with him, we'll see how camp goes and we'll go from there."