4. David Krejci
Recently named an alternate captain for the 2013-14 season, Krejci was the leading scorer on both Bruins teams that reached the Stanley Cup Final. Krejci’s importance to the Bruins was prominently displayed in the 2010 playoffs, when a broken wrist forced him to miss the final four games of the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Flyers and the Bruins lost four straight games after winning the first three.
Krejci’s high production with Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton on the Bruins’ first line has been paramount for the past few seasons, and with Horton now in Columbus and Jarome Iginla ready to take over his spot on right wing, Krejci’s leadership will take on a new level that will test the center in trying to help bring the Bruins back to the Stanley Cup Final.