Torey Krug on contract: 'I want to be here forever'

Evan Marinofsky
June 14, 2019 - 6:51 pm

One of the hot topics of the upcoming Bruins offseason will be what to do about defenseman Torey Krug.

The 28-year-old is heading into the final year of his four-year, $21 million contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2020.

The Bruins obviously have three choices: let him play out his contract year, extend his contract or trade him.

"I'd personally love to get something done quickly," said Krug as the Bruins did their exit interviews on breakup day at Warrior Ice Arena.. "This is an important place in my heart. A place I've wanted to play my whole career so ideally it would be something that gets done. But obviously it'll all be done in due time. I want to be here. I'm sure they feel the same way so hopefully that's the case." 

Krug should be in for a raise after he ranked 12th among all NHL defensemen in points with 53 this past season and added 18 points in the playoffs. His ability to quarterback a power play is the driving force behind one of the league's most potent man-advantages.

Throughout the postseason, his defensive skills shined as he embraced the challenge of shutting down other team's first- and second-best forward lines alongside Brandon Carlo. 

Krug said he’s never thought about playing anywhere but Boston. 

"That's been my goal from Day One is to become part of this locker room and this core," he said. "Guys have come and gone and I've been lucky enough to stay for a while and I want to be here forever. It's a great group of guys. You feel really privileged to be a part of this group." 

Krug said no contract discussions have taken place yet.

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