The Washington Capitals of the NHL relinquished their rights to Dru Krebs on June 1.

Okotoks native Krebs was drafted by the Capitals in the 6th round of the NHL Entry Draft in 2021, 176th overall.

Krebs currently plays for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the WHL, but he was called up to the Capitals AHL team on an amateur tryout for the Hershey Bears during this season's playoffs. The Bears and playing a game 7 versus the Coachella Firebirds to decide the Calder Cup championship on Wednesday, June 21.

His role with the Bears however is as part of the black aces where they are part of the team and are put in if there are injuries but he's not in the regular lineup.

Krebs is a 6' 0", 175 lb. left-handed defenseman who grew up in Okotoks playing for the Okotoks Oilers U15 AA, the Rocky Mountain Raiders U15 AA, the Okotoks Oilers U15 AAA, Rockyview Raiders U16 AAA, Okotoks Oilers U18 AAA before moving on to the Medicine Hat Tigers.

In his latest 2022-23 season with the Tigers, he played 67 games with 8 goals, including a hat trick on March 18, and 33 assists for 41 points along with 1 goal and 1 assist in the playoffs.

With Krebs being a 20-year-old and in his last year of junior hockey he's still eligible to be re-drafted in the NHL and if he's not picked up, he becomes a free agent.

Dru's brother Peyton Krebs plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL.