David Krejci signs 6-year extension with Bruins

The Boston Bruins announced Thursday they've signed centre David Krejci to a six-year contract extension worth an average of $7.25 million US per season.

Centre to earn average of $7.25M US per season

Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press)

The Boston Bruins announced Thursday they've signed centre David Krejci to a six-year contract extension worth an average of $7.25 million US per season.

Krejci, 28, led the Bruins last season with 69 points, including 19 goals, in 80 games. His career highs for a season are 23 goals (in 2011-12) and 73 points (2008-09).

The Czech led all NHL players in plus/minus last season with a plus-39 rating. Teammates Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand were second and third, respectively.

Krecji helped Boston win the Stanley Cup in 2011, when he topped all post-season scorers with 23 points in 25 games.

His new deal begins with the 2015-16 season and runs through 2020-21.

Krejci will earn $5.25 million this season in the final year of his current contract.

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