He dazzled Bruins fans with his crafty playmaking skillset from his first year in Boston during the 2007-08 campaign. And now David Krejci is returning home to continue his hockey career in his native Czech Republic.
The 35-year-old announced his intentions through a statement with the Bruins organization on Friday.
“Dear Bruins fans:
In January of 2007 when I pulled the Black and Gold sweater on for the first time I was 20 years and was almost 4,000 miles away from home.
Since then, you have embraced me as a Bostonian. I have given everything that I have had to you and the Bruins, and over time, Boston has become a second home to me.