David Krejci's retirement has been expected and has now been confirmed, leaving the Boston Bruins without their top two centers as they achieved record-breaking wins and points in a season. Krejci made the announcement on Monday through a statement, where he expressed gratitude to team president Cam Neely and general manager Don Sweeney for granting him the time to reach this decision. This follows the retirement of franchise captain and icon Patrice Bergeron, which occurred three weeks prior. "After completing 15 full NHL seasons, I have reached the decision to retire from the premier league in the world," Krejci stated. "I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been part of numerous exceptional teams and to have played alongside incredibly talented teammates." At the age of 37, Krejci came back to North America last autumn to partake in his final NHL season, after spending a year in his home country of Czechia to play in front of his friends and family.