The Boston Bruins on Thursday announced a three-year contract extension for center David Krejci that will keep him in black and gold through the 2014-15 season.
The 25-year-old Krejci was in the final year of his contract that will pay him $4 million this season. A source tells ESPN.com the deal is worth an average of $5.25 million per year.
After a slow start to the season, Krejci has picked it up of late as the Bruins have gotten hot. The first-line center had just 1 point in seven October games but bounced back with 9 points in 12 November games.
Krejci has spent his entire career with the Bruins after being drafted by the club in the second round of the 2004 draft. He's been with the big club since the 2006-07 season.
He has tied for the Bruins team lead in points in each of the last two seasons (52 in 2009-10 and 62 in 2010-11).