David Krejci Opens Up in Revealing Interview

Published August 16, 2023 at 9:04 PM

A remarkable odyssey spanning 16 NHL seasons, exclusively donning the Boston Bruins jersey, draws to a close for 37-year-old David Krejci. From his South Carolina abode, Krejci offered insights during a virtual press conference, shedding light on his transition to a well-earned respite.

Admitting with a subtle smirk, "I don't want to do anything right now," Krejci revealed his eagerness for much-needed downtime. As he exits the playing arena, the potential for coaching or scouting roles lingers, yet his primary focus rests on family bonds and revitalization.

Krejci candidly admitted, "My body's not ready to play the whole season, especially at the speed and level the NHL is." The grind, accentuated by the past year, kindled his realization that returning to the NHL wouldn't yield the same outcomes.

Marking his 1,000th career game and ascending to fifth place in club history for games played, Krejci embraces his decision amidst the challenges. The twilight of last season seeded retirement contemplation, influenced by injury strains.

With a possible return to the 2024 World Championships on the horizon, Krejci shared, "If I decide to keep going, it will be definitely after New Year's. But we'll see what happens."

The impending break beckons cherished moments with loved ones—wife Naomi, and children Elina and Everett. Golf and tennis will offer a competitive outlet, nurturing equilibrium.

As Krejci's NHL narrative concludes, he bestows trust in youthful talents like Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak to hoist the Bruins' banner. While uncertainty threads the future, Krejci's faith in his former comrades burns bright.

Within the aura of departure, Krejci's legacy resonates—punctuated by camaraderie, cherished memories, and a treasured championship. With a step back from the limelight, his imprint on the Boston Bruins and the sport at large stands unwavering.

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David Krejci Opens Up in Revealing Interview

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