Peyton Krebs

Vegas Golden Knights
Photo courtesy of WHL.ca

Fantasy Summary

Shifty forward with nice puck skills, high-end vision, and a mind for creating offence. A natural leader.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 26, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 17

Observations

June 2019 – Vegas may have had a top-10 talent slide to them in the bottom half of the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft when they selected Peyton Krebs with the 17th pick overall. Krebs may have seen his draft-value decrease after suffering an off-season injury when he was cut by a skate that left him with a partial tear of his achilles tendon. It should be noted that this type of injury has a near 100% success rate of a player returning to full ability afterwards. Nonetheless, Krebs will miss a very important off-season of training to help focus on certain aspects of development that will support his on-ice game. He will almost undoubtedly return to his WHL team, as they move from Kootenay to Winnipeg. They have some up-and-coming superstars on the way in the Ice organization, including Matthew Savoie, so it’s quite possible that Krebs’ point totals sky-rocket and everyone looks back and wonders how he slipped to the bottom half of the first round. Especially after he led a pretty awful Kootenay team in points by a fairly wide margin in 2018-19. Mason Black

June 2019 –Krebs has been drafted 17th overall by the Golden Knights. Krebs was officially measured at 5-foot-11.5 and 183 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2019 – The Kootenay Ice have struggled mightily for some time. They’ve been a consistent bottom-feeder for the last four seasons and are continuing to flounder in 2018-19. Things have gotten so bad that the team announced recently that they would move to Winnipeg to begin the 2019-20 campaign. The one bright spot? Peyton Krebs. The dynamic forward was selected first overall in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft and has been a beacon for the squad. Despite being saddled with less-than-stellar surround talent, he’s managed to produce at a significant pace since entering the league and has been a consistently ranked top-10 talent for the 2019 draft. 

Krebs takes creative lines to dangerous areas of the ice. He’s the type of player that sees plays develop before those around him and uses that to exploit the opposition.  He’s a playmaker who can impact the game on any shift. He’s also capable of playing all three forward positions but likely ends up on the wing in the NHL. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Rocky Mountain Raiders Bntm AAA AMBHL 33 28 38 66 22 |          
 2015-2016 Rocky Mountain Raiders Bntm AAA AMBHL 27 46 56 102 28 | Playoffs 4 1 3 4
  Airdrie CFR Bisons AMHL 1 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
  Team South Alberta Cup - - - - - |          
 2016-2017 Airdrie CFR Bisons AMHL 29 15 25 40 4 | Playoffs 12 2 10 12 20 
  Winnipeg Ice WHL 6 1 5 6 0 |          
  Team Alberta WCCC-16 4 2 4 6 4 |          
 2017-2018 Team Red U17-Dev 3 1 2 3 4 |          
  Winnipeg Ice WHL 67 17 37 54 40 |          
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 5 1 5 6 2 |          
 2018-2019 Winnipeg Ice WHL 64 19 49 68 63 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 6 4 10 4 |          
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 3 5 2 |          
 2019-2020 Winnipeg Ice WHL 1 0 1 1 2 |          

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