Why #46 Deserves a Spot Among Bruins Legends

Published September 5, 2023 at 4:02 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
The TD Garden rafters echo with the greatness of Boston Bruins icons. Names like Shore, Orr, and Bourque etched in history alongside retired numbers and championship banners.

Bergeron's #37: A Fitting Tribute

Upon Patrice Bergeron's retirement, Bruins President Cam Neely hailed the obvious choice of retiring his No. 37, honoring a stellar career.

Krejci's Impact: An Unexpected Contender


The spotlight shifts to David Krejci's No. 46, asking whether it belongs in this elite company.

Krejci, devoted to Boston for 16 seasons, claims fifth place in Bruins assists and ninth in overall points with 231 goals and 555 assists.

Playoff Brilliance: A Legendary Path

While regular season stats paint part of the picture, Krejci's playoff mastery defines his legacy. In 2011, he led with 23 points in 25 games, crucial to the Stanley Cup victory. He repeated this feat in 2013.

Krejci's playoff artistry continues with 128 points in 160 games, standing alongside Bergeron and Marchand in Bruins history.

A Bruin Through and Through

Krejci stands among three Bruins with over 1,000 games played solely for the team.

"I'll realize it later, but I do take pride in playing 1,000 games for the Bruins organization for this many years,"
Krejci shared.

Beyond Trophies

Though Krejci holds a single Cup, jersey retirement transcends titles. His legacy on the ice warrants No. 46's place beside Boston's legendary names.

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Why #46 Deserves a Spot Among Bruins Legends

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