Boston Bruins: Top 10 Draft Picks From The Last 20 Years

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#5. David Krejci – 2004

After coming into a top-six role due to a Marc Savard injury in 2008, David Krejci immediately showed that he had what it took to be a top line center for an NHL franchise. With his natural playmaking ability, and knack for setting the pace of a game every time he’s on the ice, David Krejci has been one of the more effective players to suit up for the Bruins in the last 20 seasons, and even beyond. Krejci has posted 433 points in 573 career NHL games, and has consistently been one of the team’s better players away from the puck as well.

David Krejci might not be as gifted in the art of two-way hockey as his counterpart Patrice Bergeron, but that doesn’t mean he’s bad by any measure of the term; in fact, Krejci has been one of the best two-way players on the Bruins roster throughout his entire career. With his smooth skating, good vision, and high hockey IQ, David Krejci has always been able to make plays offensively and defensively, and he has truly earned a role among the top five Bruins draft picks of the last 20 years.

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