Torey Krug bids farewell to Boston: 'I am so grateful'

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Torey Krug says he's never really been a fan of farewell posts, but he wanted to make sure he thanked the Bruins, the city of Boston and Bruins fans, so he made one anyway.

Krug signed a seven-year deal with the St. Louis Blues last week after spending the first eight-plus years of his professional career with the Bruins. He originally signed with the Bruins as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State.

Here is what Krug posted to Instagram Sunday morning:

I am so grateful that Melanie and I could call Boston home for the last 8 years. I have no words to describe how much the city, my teammates, and the fans mean to us. The truth is, I was never a fan of these types of posts but felt it necessary as my only means to connect with you guys.

Thank you to the Bruins organization for the opportunity to grow as a player and a person. Thank you to my teammates for the amazing memories and what will be lifelong bonds. Thank you to the fans and the community for embracing my family as one of your own.

I truly feel terrible that I couldn’t help bring another Stanley Cup to Boston but I leave with some amazing memories and having played with Hall of Famers on some truly special teams. I wanted to share a few pictures of some of these memories but couldn’t manage to keep the pictures to a minimum. So here you go...

On Saturday, Krug also congratulated Matt Grzelcyk on his new four-year deal with the Bruins.