Legendary Bruins Forward Finally Announces Official Retirement From Hockey

Published December 1, 2023 at 9:14 PM

The upcoming 2024 IIHF World Championships of Hockey is one of the biggest international events in the hockey world. Now team Czechia will be without one of their most senior veteran centers.

Krejci Officially Announced Retirement, Will Not Play At 2024 World Championships

It has been reported today that the 37-year-old former Bruin announced his retirement from hockey altogether. He has already not been playing in any league this year, but he was training for the upcoming 2024 IIHF World Championships with the hope of representing Czechia one last time on the international stage. However, injuries apparently derailed his training and he has since decided to hang up the skates for good.

It looks like David Krejci is done with hockey. According to this report he has a lower body injury that's limiting his ability to get into shape. #NHLBruins

Thanks to @Frosteeze37 for bringing this to my attention

The End Of An Era For Krejci And The Bruins

The Krejci era in Boston has technically been over since the end of last season, but some fans held onto hope that he might decide to come back and rejoin the team once again. He had already done so once after he took a season off to play in Czechia during the 2021-22 season. Now there is no hope that he will ever return. However, Bruins fans should take this moment to reflect upon and appreciate the centerman's career. The following post has been translated from Czech.

David Krejčí announced the end of his career.

What is your favorite David moment?

I remember David's genius from the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals.

David's passes were always a treat.




Krejci appeared in 1032 NHL games, all with the Boston Bruins. He recorded 231 goals and 786 points in his career. He also appeared in numerous international tournaments representing Czechia. In his international career he has four bronze medals. The Bruins legend will be missed by fans across the NHL.

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