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Happy 30th Birthday, David Krejci!

Celebrating one of our favorite Czechs!

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It's David Krejci's 30th Birthday today! Happy birthday, big fella. I'm just going to walk down memory lane a bit and some of my favorite memories.

League-Leading Playoff Scorer in 2011 AND 2013

49 total points between the two years.

Not a lot of guys can say that they've led the league in playoff scoring in a single year twice. David Krejci is a member of that special club. He's got more playoff points than Alex Ovechkin (as of today, anyways) or Jeff Carter.

Not all of those points were assists, either. Since the lockout, he's tied for second in playoff hat tricks.

True Bruin

He's been a mainstay of the modern (Black and) Golden Age of Bruins hockey. He's now 25th on the all-time games played list for the Bruins. Two games into next season, he'll tie Phil Esposito. The next game? Hal Gill. 5 games after that? Bobby Orr. He's been here a long time, and played a ton of games since 2006. In fact, only Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara have played more.

He's second only to Patrice Bergeron in points during that time, as well. The 472 points he's scored put him 18th on the all-time Bruins list. 2 more and he'll tie Dit Clapper. Not bad. He's only 8 behind Milt Schmidt in all-time Bruins assists. Most of these names are ones any Bruin should be proud to be associated with.

Also, he fought Mike Cammalleri during the cup year.


Anyhow, happy birthday to one of my favorite Czechs. Hope it's a good one.

What's your favorite David Krejci memory?