The Boston Bruins had a November to remember, and then got December off to a rousing start by signing top-line center David Krejci to a three-year contract extension.
The deal was reached on Wednesday when the Bruins were in Toronto and announced Thursday by general manager Peter Chiarelli, one day after the Bruins finished November 12-0-1 with a 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs.
Krejci, a six-year veteran, scored a goal and added two assists Wednesday night for the Bruins, who had a month without a regulation loss for the first time since January 1969.
That comes in the wake of last season's Stanley Cup championship in which Krejci played a key role. He led the NHL with 23 postseason points, including 11 goals.
Krejci's new deal carries an annual salary-cap hit of $5.25 million, Chiarelli said. The center could have become a restricted free agent next summer.
''David's biggest asset is his head. He sees the ice so well, he makes plays, he uses the players around him. He's very com...