Boston Bruins: Top 5 Players Most Likely To Have Their Number Retired

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Boston Bruins, Torey Krug #47 (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Torey Krug

Another player that falls very much in the same place as Brad Marchand. Of course, free agency will also make this decision easier or harder. After all, should Krug leave now, there’s no chance he’ll ever see his number retired.

However, should he end up remaining with the Boston Bruins and potentially even take a discount as part of the bargain, well then he’s only going to elevate his status with fans.

Currently only Bourque, Orr, Brad Park and Chara have scored more Bruins play-off points than Torey Krug, likewise for the regular season, though the order of that quartet differs slightly; not bad for an under-sized kid that went undrafted!

For all that has been made of his size throughout his career, Boston Bruins fans have warmed to him for his willingness to still throw his body out there, to happily drop the gloves if the call comes, while also proving one of our best offensive threats on the blue-line, ever since the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Weighing in Krug’s favor is the fact that he is the Boston Bruins’ leading American-born assists and points scorer of all-time. That lead only continues to increase too and should he end up renewing his deal, he’ll soon likely be among the top 10 American goal scorers of all-time too.

He is certainly among the best in his era for the team, question is whether he is enough of an all-time great to see his banner raised to the rafters one day or not.

On a lesser team, you’d say it’d happen. On a team steeped in as much history as the Bruins, you’d look to the American-born angle to truly 100% justify it. At least, right now anyway.