Bruins Sign Defenseman Torey Krug To Four-Year Contract Worth $5.25 Million Annually
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BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 30, that the team has signed defenseman Torey Krug to a four-year contract through the 2019-20 season worth an average annual value of $5.25 million.
Krug, 25, completed his fourth season in the Bruins organization in 2015-16, skating in a career-high 81 games with Boston and producing four goals and 40 assists (ninth among all NHL defensemen) for 44 points with 33 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating. He led all Bruins defensemen in assists and points and was second in time on ice per game (21:36) to Zdeno Chara (24:05).
In 2014-15, Krug played in 78 games with Boston, scoring 12 goals and adding 27 assists for 39 points with a plus-13 rating. The prior year – his first full season with the Bruins – Krug skated in 79 games and potted a career-high 14 goals with 26 assists for 40 points with a career-best plus-18 rating. In his career, the 5-foot-9, 186-pound blueliner has played in 241 games with Boston, amassing 30 goals and 95 assists for 125 points with 81 penalty minutes and a plus-39 rating.
Krug skated in 15 postseason games in 2012-13 despite playing in just one regular season game. The defenseman netted four goals and two assists in that span as the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final. In 2013-14, Krug appeared in 12 playoff games with Boston, scoring two goals and adding eight assists for a team-best 10 points.
Krug also spent one season with Providence in 2012-13, registering 13 goals and 32 assists for 45 points with 37 penalty minutes in 63 games.
Prior to joining the Bruins organization, Krug played three seasons at Michigan State University, wearing the “C” and earning First Team All-CCHA honors in his sophomore and junior campaigns. Krug also was a Hobey Baker Award Finalist as a junior in 2011-12 after establishing career highs with 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points in 38 games.
The Livonia, Michigan native was originally signed by the Bruins as a free agent on March 25, 2012.