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2021 NHL Draft: Caps Select Dru Krebs

The Caps’ second-to-last pick goes to another defenseman

2021 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

With the 176th pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Capitals have selected defenseman Dru Krebs.

via Elite Prospects

Here’s how was ranked by various scouts heading into this draft:

Here’s EP’s scouting report:

Krebs’ dimension is transition, starting with his skating. He’s more skilled than mechanically-sound, lacking depth, but having a separation gear in the WHL and evasiveness from mohawks, punch turns, and fake pivots/cutbacks. Those skills bring inherent deceptiveness, which he increases with look-offs to mask his intended pass recipient.