Report: NHL Draft prospect Peyton Krebs tears Achilles tendon

Canada's Peyton Krebs (18) looks for an opening against Sweden's goaltender Jesper Wallstedt (30) during a game at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in 2018. (Codie McLachlan/CP)

Peyton Krebs, a forward expected to be taken in the first round of the upcoming NHL Draft, has reportedly torn his Achilles tendon.

The Athletic’s Scott Cruickshank and Corey Pronman reported the news Saturday. Krebs’ agent Kevin Korol told Cruickshank that Krebs underwent surgery on Friday and is expected to make a full recovery.

Krebs, 18, was ranked No. 10 on Sam Cosentino’s most recent NHL Draft Prospect Rankings and is described as a leader who has high-end skill and good skating abilities.

The Calgary native was the captain of the WHL’s Kootenay Ice this season. In 64 games, the five-foot-11 left winger, who can also can play centre, posted 19 goals and 68 points.


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