Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Winnipeg ICE forward Peyton Krebs has been named WHL Player of the Month for April 2021.
Krebs, a prospect of the Vegas Golden Knights, recorded 25 points (7G-18A) and a plus-10 rating in 14 games as the ICE went 12-1-1-0 to conclude the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season in the Subway Hub Centre.
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound product of Okotoks, Alta., Krebs secured seven multi-point performances, including two four-point efforts and finished the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season riding a 23-game point scoring streak. After being held off the scoresheet to open the season on March 13, the former first overall WHL Draft pick notched at least one point in every game thereafter. That impressive feat was good enough to establish a new ICE franchise record.
With 43 points, Krebs sits atop the WHL scoring charts. His 30 assists also rank first in that category. With eight power-play goals, Krebs is second in the WHL, trailing only Brandon Wheat Kings forward Lynden McCallum and his nine power-play markers.
Krebs, 20, was selected by the Golden Knights in the first round (17th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft. He made his professional debut with the AHL affiliate of the Golden Knights – the Henderson Silver Knights – and registered five points (1G-4A) in five games. Since the end of the 2020-21 WHL season, Krebs has returned to AHL Henderson. He signed his NHL entry-level contract with the Golden Knights on November 16, 2019.
Originally selected by the ICE with the first overall pick in the 2016 WHL Draft, Krebs appeared in 199 career WHL regular season contests, tallying 231 points (62G-169A) from 2017 through 2021. He was named to the WHL’s Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team for the 2019-20 season after returning from an off-season Achilles injury to pile up 60 points (12G-48A) in only 38 games.
Krebs was a member of Team Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, helping his nation to a silver medal by registering eight points (3G-5A) in seven games.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.