Michigan State junior defenseman and captain Torey Krug has signed a professional contract with the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

“I couldn’t be happier for Torey,” said MSU coach Tom Anastos in a news release. “He’s had an incredible season, an outstanding career at Michigan State and is ready to take the next step in his hockey career. While I know that we will certainly miss his talent and leadership next season, he will be back to complete his degree, and has left a lasting impression on his teammates that will most certainly continue to have a long term impact on our program.”

“This obviously came quickly after our season ended, but it was a really difficult decision to make,” added Krug, the CCHA’s player of the year. “I love everything about Michigan State, my teammates, and our hockey program, and it was an outstanding place for me to grow and develop both as a hockey player and a person. It is very hard for me to leave, but I am incredibly thankful for the support shown to me by coach Anastos as I went through this process. I’m very proud to have worn a Michigan State jersey and serve as a captain. It’s bittersweet, because we have worked hard to get MSU hockey back where we want it to be, challenging for conference and national championships.”

Krug, a Hobey Baker finalist, tied for the CCHA scoring lead with Notre Dame’s T.J. Tynan with 12 goals and 34 points this season.

In his three-year career, Krug appeared in 114 games, scoring 26 goals and adding 57 assists for 83 points.

  • Leggs2

    As a Bruins fan for 50 years, welcome aboard Mr. Krug.
    Have heard a lot about your talents, but have only seen you play once, and Union certainly kept you under wraps yesterday.
    Best of skill with the Big, Bad Bruins.

  • Fact_Cop

    >>  tied for the CCHA scoring lead with Notre Dame’s T.J. Tynan with 12 goals and 34 points this season.

    Scoring lead? Wow…

    Where did you get your info USCHO Staff Report • March 25, 2012?

    Here’s what the REAL Stats are posted from the CCHA website:

    1.Reilly Smith JR. F – Miami


    2. T. J. Tynan SO. F – Notre Dame


    3.Tyler Gron SR. F – Northern Michigan


    3.Austin Czarnik FR. F – Miami


    3.Chase Balisy SO. F – Western Michigan


    6.Justin Florek SR. F – Northern Michigan


    6.Jordie Johnston SR. C – Ferris State


    8.Torey Krug JR. D – Michigan State


    8.Anders Lee SO. F – Notre Dame


    8.Matthew Kirzinger JR. RW – Ferris State


    That says Krug is 8th and tied 3 ways at that…

    14 Points from #1 Reilly Smith’s 48 points
    7 Points from #2 T.J. Tynan’s 41 points

    I wish Krug all the luck and good health with his future…

    But…. C’mon you really dropped the ball on that one USCHO Staff Report • March 25, 2012