Torey Krug was an undrafted prospect as he entered into his rookie season with the Boston Bruins. He signed an entry level contract by current Oilers GM, Peter Chiarelli on March 25, 2012. I’d say this was an outstanding signing by Peter as Torey has been consistent with his play ever since he’s remained with the Bruins. On average, he’s scoring roughly 40 – 50 points a season, reaching a career high in points last season with 59. He’s currently on the tail end of a four year contract that was signed by the team in 2016 with an average of 5.25 million a season.
As of late, it seems there has been trade rumors related to Krug and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins from the Edmonton Oilers. RNH has been described as a “Bergeron-lite” and may fit well within the Boston organization and Krug is a dynamic PP defenseman. There is a possiblity that if the salary works and both teams are willing to shake things up, it could be good for both sides. Of course, both teams are doing decent thus far into the season and might be weary from making too many significant changes to their rosters. For the Oilers fans out there, would adding a Krug type player be a significant upgrade to your team’s defense?
Gettin’ the auto
Getting an autograph from an NHL players has been few and far between lately, mostly because I’ve predominantly sent to CHL players. By no means am I complaining and that’s probably something I should work on in 2019, getting more NHL players. It’s just that when the new CHL set came out, I went a bit crazy trying to send to most of the CHL players on the set.
As for Torey, I actually got this personalized card signed via his home address and was returned back to me shortly after the season started. It took a total of 244 days but of course, I figured that since it was sent to (presumably) an off season address, this is about the right time. Glad Torey had a spare blue sharpie lying around since it looks absolutely great on this Fleer Ultra hockey card.
There appears to be plenty trade talk around Torey Krug. Obviously, expected for any defender that can garner a significant return.
A video review of Torey Krug
Don’t leave Krug alone in the front.