|Krug gets one more year. Via NHL Bruins|
Early this morning, Peter Chiarelli announced the Boston Bruins have signed Torey Krug to a one-year contract extension. Read more from the Bruins press release here.
Krug was signed to a $3,400,000 extension that will keep him here through the 2015-16 season.
Although Krug burst onto the scene in 2012-13, as many fans will recall his back-to-back goal performances against the New York Rangers, it was the 2013-14 season in which he officially became a rookie. He appeared in 79 games in his first full year with the team. Krug scored 14 goals and had 26 assists to cap off a strong rookie campaign. His 26 assists that year had him ranked first among the Bruins D-core. He also finished first in points for NHL rookie defensemen and was named to the 2013-14 All-Rookie Team.
Last season during the playoff run, albeit a short playoff run, Krug led all Bruins in scoring with 10 points. In his brief NHL career, he has shown a knack for showing up in important postseason games.
In 58 games this season, Krug has netted 11 goals and has 20 assists, to go along with a +6 rating. His 31 points are good enough for second on the team for defensemen. He has also become a fixture on what seems to be an improving powerplay. Krug has now appeared in 140 NHL regular season games in which he has recorded 25 goals and 48 assists.
The future is certainly bright for this 23-year-old and Bruins fans will be happy that they get to see him in Black and Gold for at least one more season.
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