With the 176th pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Capitals have selected defenseman Dru Krebs.
Here’s how was ranked by various scouts heading into this draft:
- Ranked #79 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
- Ranked #229 by FCHOCKEY
- Ranked #194 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
- Ranked #142 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
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.