Capitals Prospect Dru Krebs Scores Two Goals Against Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo: Medicine Hat Tigers

The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Dru Krebs in the fifth round (#176 overall) of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. He made his first trip to the District for last September’s prospect camp and spent time in the Capitals’ regular training camp before returning to the Medicine Hat Tigers for the start of the 2021-22 WHL season.

Krebs and the Tigers visited the first place Edmonton Oil Kings Saturday night in Edmonton, where Krebs notched two impressive tallies in the contest. He kicked off the scoring just over 10 minutes into the contest with a play that began in his own zone.

Krebs maneuvered the puck between his legs to shake an opposing player. He then made a cross-ice feed to a teammate on the wing and began his rush to the goal where he was fed a pass that he deflected for the tally.

Krebs second tally of the night began with a gathered puck along the wall. He drove to the net and went short side beating the Oil Kings netminder with a backhand shot.

Krebs effort wasn’t enough as the Tigers fell to the Oil Kings 5-3, dropping their record to 9-29-3-1 on the season. Krebs now has four goals and seven assists in 40 games played so far this season.

Tiger’s associate coach Joe Frazer said it was good to see Krebs get rewarded with points on the score sheet.

“He’s been snake bit a bit this year but he’s one of our hardest workers on and off the ice every day,” Frazer said. “So it’s good to see him get rewarded.”

Krebs, who was named the second star of the game, said he can’t complain about getting on the score sheet as he said scoring goals is one of the best feelings in the world. Krebs said he’s he’s felt more confident over the Tigers last couple games.

“Today I was able to execute but it’s always fun, scoring puts a little extra jump in your step for sure,” Krebs said.

Krebs, who turns 19 on Wednesday, is in his third season with the Tigers and could be a candidate for the Hershey Bears blueline in the fall.

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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to Capitals Prospect Dru Krebs Scores Two Goals Against Edmonton Oil Kings

  1. Anonymous says:

    He better be ready for Chocolate town in 8 months. We will be needed.

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