Bruins Re-Sign Torey Krug

The Boston Bruins have re-signed defenseman Torey Krug to a four-year, $5.25 AAV contract, putting the blueliner in Boston through the 2019-20 season. His previous deals each were bridge type, as in 2014 he held out of training camp in negotiating when then-Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli, finally coming to terms on a one-year, $1.4 million agreement four days before the season started. In March of that season, the Bruins quelled any repeat sessions, signing him to another one-year deal, this time at $3.4 million. Current B’s GM Don Sweeney was able to lock him up four a bit this time around, giving him another pay-raise.

Krug Re-Signs

The 2015-16 season was Krug’s fourth with Boston. He earned his new deal, as at 24 years old he led the team’s defensive core in assists (40) and points (44), and was second in time on ice (21:36) only to team captain Zdeno Chara‘s 24:05. A diminutive defenseman at 5’9″, 186 pounds, he has been able to play a big game throughout his tenure in Boston. Scoring 14 goals in his first full season, he put up two consecutive double digit marker campaigns before becoming a true playmaker this year netting just four.

He tied for first on the defense and fifth on the team with a 52% CF%, and has been a relatively solid possession player through his career posting a 54% mark overall. He also fired 244 shots on the net, fourth among all blue liners in the league, nearly 100 more than the next man up on the Bruins, Chara. The Big Z is turning 40 next season and the next best B’s d-man scored 18 points, so Krug may be called upon to be the next leader from the back end for years to come.

Krug began his career in the organization during the 2012-13 season, after signing as a free agent in March of 2012 from Michigan State University. Many remember his famous goal streak in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, scoring four goals in five games against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

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