Peyton Krebs did not have outstanding numbers in 2021-22. But he produced more than the Buffalo Sabres or anyone would have thought.
Peyton Krebs came to the Buffalo Sabres via the Jack Eichel trade that also brought winger Alex Tuch to the organization. Krebs, played in just 20 games with the Henderson Silver Knights and Vegas Golden Knights combined, so he was an unknown commodity when he came to the Queen City.
He would spend time in Rochester, but eventually, worked his way onto the main roster, where he played in 48 games, scoring 22 points, seven goals, and 15 assists. Not great numbers, but not bad considering he only has 86 games of combined NHL/AHL experience.
Buffalo Sabres forward Peyton Krebs is a versatile player who can serve the team in many ways
Something that stands out about Krebs is that he is listed as a center but he played a lot of left wing in 2021-22. This versatility lets the Sabres use him in multiple ways, and it is something you see via early season projections on where Krebs will play.
Some have even listed him as a potential fourth-line center, though I believe he will slide into winger on the second line – most likely playing alongside Casey Mittelstadt and Victor Olofsson. Krebs’ statistics also show that he can keep a spot on the middle six, and that he also has potential to be a breakout player for the Buffalo Sabres this season.