Through 55 games, Krejci is the Bruins’ leading scorer with 12 goals and 35 assists for 47 points. He leads all forwards with 19:33 of ice time per game. Krejci is the swing man between Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla on the team’s most dangerous offensive line. Krejci has been the Bruins’ most consistent all-around forward.
The last two years, Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, and Patrice Bergeron were the team’s most important players. Krejci is pushing to expand the lead group to four. Krejci has been even better than Bergeron, the other right-shot center who wears an alternate captain’s “A” on his chest. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.