The 31-year-old first-five has been named for a return to the starting lineup in Saturday's Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Crusaders in Hamilton.
Cruden said he had a number of good memories with the team he won titles with in 2012 and 2013.
However, he added his first memory in a Chiefs jersey was one to forget.
"I remember actually getting charged down by Jason Rutledge against the Highlanders. They scored and then we lost.
"Quite funny the things you remember but I suppose that year (2012) ended up finishing all right for us."