|Assets:||Displays good puck-moving skills and some sound offensive ability from the back end. Gets by with a lot of smarts and very good positioning.|
|Flaws:||Must prove capable of handling big National Hockey League forwards, as he's quite undersized for a blueliner and he lacks the strength needed.|
|Career Potential:||Puck-moving depth defenseman with a little upside.|
|CCHA||Player of the Year||2011-12|
|CCHA||Leading Scorer||2011-12 (shared with T.J. Tynan)|
|CCHA||Best Offensive Defenseman||2011-12, 2010-11|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2011-12, 2010-11|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2011-12|
|5/14/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|3/29/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/27/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|4/12/2012||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/25/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|3/25/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
Torey Krug excited to play vs. hometown team | 04/23/2014 7:53 AM
NewsLivonia, Michigan-native Torey Krug is pumped up to play in his hometown during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Impact"It's going to be exciting. You know you watch a lot of the playoff games growing up and see the octopus thrown on the ice, and as a kid you dream of playing in the playoffs in this building," Krug said before Tuesday night's Game 3. "I probably was thinking I was on the other side. But now I'm excited in the position I'm in and we can come in and be the bad guys." He saw 17:15 of ice time and registered a shot on goal in Tuesday's 3-0 victory. Krug has two assists in three games in the series.
Torey Krug records 2 assists in Game 2 | 04/21/2014 10:15 AM
NewsTorey Krug registered a pair of helpers in Sunday's Game 2 win against Detroit.
ImpactHis two-point effort featured a power-play helper on a goal by Zdeno Chara in the third period. Krug received 18:27 of ice time in the contest, including 2:07 on the power play.
Torey Krug reaches the 40-point milestone | 04/13/2014 9:44 AM
NewsTorey Krug had two assists in Boston's 4-1 win over Buffalo.
ImpactKrug became the fourth rookie to reach the 40-point mark. He's also easily the league scoring leader in rookie defenseman as the next highest is Hampus Lindholm with 30 points.
Bruins scratch Torey Krug Saturday | 03/23/2014 5:32 AM
NewsTorey Krug was a healthy scratch on Saturday.
ImpactThe Bruins got Johnny Boychuk back from injury, so Krug took another turn in the press box. Boston has lots of healthy bodies on the blueline, so a capable defender will be scratched each game down the stretch.
Krug likley draws back in Saturday v Canes | 03/15/2014 8:40 AM
NewsIt is a good bet that Torey Krug will draw back into the Bruins' lineup against the Hurricanes Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch for Thursday's contest against the Coyotes and was pretty upset about it. The Bruins have eight NHL-caliber rearguards and Krug's number came up Thursday night to sit. We imagine he will pretty motivated Saturday to show that he shouldn't be in the rotation to be scratched.
Bruins scratched Torey Krug on Thursday | 03/14/2014 8:43 AM
NewsTorey Krug was a healthy scratch Thursday against Phoenix.
Impact"It's not because of this or that," said coach Claude Julien. "Torey I've seen all year, and he's been good for us. He has things to work on like everybody else." The Bruins have eight defensemen to juggle and someone who deserves to play is likely to sit until the team finds the right mix for the postseason.
Torey Krug earns 2 assists in OT loss to BUF | 02/27/2014 9:25 AM
NewsTorey Krug contributed two power-play assists in Boston's 5-4 overtime loss to Buffalo on Wednesday.
ImpactThe offensive defenseman is tied for fourth, with Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele, among rookie scorers in 2013-14 with 34 points in 58 games. Krug also leads all first-year players with 18 power-play points this campaign.
Torey Krug has two assists vs Flyers | 01/26/2014 9:09 AM
NewsTorey Krug had two assists in Boston's 6-1 win over Philadelphia.
CSN New England
ImpactKrug has only been held off the scoresheet once in Boston's last four contests. The 22-year-old rookie now has 11 goals and 27 points in 50 games this season.
Torey Krug scores PPG in win over Kings | 01/21/2014 8:15 AM
NewsTorey Krug potted his 11th goal of the season in Monday's win over Los Angeles.
ImpactIt was also his fifth power-play marker of the year and he scored it thanks to screen in front from towering defenseman Zdeno Chara. Krug leads all rookie blueliners in scoring with 25 points in 49 games.
Torey Krug propels Bruins over Winnipeg | 01/04/2014 3:59 PM
NewsTorey Krug generated two goals and one assist in Boston's 4-1 victory over Winnipeg on Saturday.
ImpactHe didn't practice Friday, which put his availability into question for Saturday afternoon's match. Krug has 10 goals on the year now, which ties him with Shea Weber and Erik Karlsson for the league lead among defensmen. The rookie blueliner had no goals and three assists in his previous 11 games.
Torey Krug is questionable Saturday | 01/03/2014 3:30 PM
NewsTorey Krug was held out of Friday's practice for "maintenance."
ImpactAt the same time, Bruins coach Claude Julien wouldn't commit to Krug playing on Saturday, so it would be better to list him as day-to-day for now. He has eight goals and 20 points in 41 games this season.
Torey Krug hopes to dig his way out of a rut | 01/03/2014 6:57 AM
NewsTorey Krug was prepared for ups and downs during his rookie season.
Impact"Whether you're a 20-year player or a first-year player, there are going to be bad nights and it's just about minimizing those," he said. Krug is the midst of one of those "down" times. He hasn't scored in his last 11 games and he's generated just three assists, with a minus-4 rating, over that span. He still leads all rookie blueliners with eight goals and 20 points in 41 matches.
Torey Krug scores PPG in win over Leafs | 12/09/2013 9:53 AM
NewsTorey Krug potted his fourth power-play goal of the year in Sunday's 5-2 win over Toronto.
ImpactThe rookie defenseman has eight markers and 17 points in 30 games. Krug will enter Monday's action tied for second among first-year players in scoring.
Torey Krug is very likely to play Thursday | 12/04/2013 4:29 PM
NewsTorey Krug (undisclosed) is projected to take part in Thursday's game.
ImpactKrug's status was put in doubt after he missed Tuesday's practice due to a "minor" ailment. He skated with his teammates on Wednesday though.
Torey Krug is day-to-day with a minor injury | 12/03/2013 2:48 PM
NewsTorey Krug didn't practice on Tuesday because of a "minor" ailment.
CSN New England
ImpactKrug has seven goals and 16 points in 27 games this season. The Bruins remain hopeful that he'll be available for Thursday's contest, but for now he should be regarded as day-to-day.
Torey Krug stretches point streak to 4 games | 11/12/2013 6:40 AM
NewsTorey Krug has picked up a point in four straight games.
ImpactHe has notched two goals and two assists over that span. The 22-year-old blueliner has 11 points in 17 games this season. If you are seeking some offensive help from the back end then Krug is worth picking up.
D Torey Krug pots sixth goal in win over FLA | 11/08/2013 7:48 AM
NewsTorey Krug earned his sixth marker of the season on Thursday.
ImpactHe is tied with Ottawa's Erik Karlsson for the most goals among all NHL defensemen. Krug has nine points in 15 games this season.
Torey Krug scores 5th goal in loss to Dallas | 11/06/2013 6:37 AM
NewsTorey Krug recorded his fifth goal of the year in Boston's shootout loss to Dallas on Tuesday night.
ImpactThe offensive rearguard has eight points and a plus-2 rating in 14 games this season. Former Stars forward Reilly Smith picked up an assist on Krug's marker.
Torey Krug scores twice in win over Buffalo | 10/23/2013 11:14 PM
NewsTorey Krug scored a pair of goals for the Bruins in a 5-2 dismantling of Buffalo Wednesday night.
ImpactThe diminutive blueliner has seen a great deal of action on a Bruins power play that has struggled for the past few seasons. MIlan Lucic also recorded a pair of goals in the Boston victory while Dougie Hamilton found the back of the net as well.
Torey Krug's arrival helps B's power play | 10/10/2013 9:52 AM
NewsTorey Krug's mobility and playmaking ability is expected to help Boston's power play this season.
ImpactKrug's arrival has allowed the Bruins to put Zdeno Chara in front of the net to screen the opposition's goalie and the team has other forwards who can create havoc around the zone as well. "We have a lot of different skill-sets on the power play," he said. "There's (David) Krejci and his vision and skill; Iggy's one-timer; (Milan Lucic's) ability to shoot the puck and battle down low; and then obviously Z can do all of that. There's a lot of different players on the power play, but we're having a lot of fun with it, moving the puck around and always trying to get better." Krug picked up two power-play points against Detroit last Saturday.
Torey Krug gets two power-play points | 10/06/2013 9:17 AM
NewsTorey Krug had a goal and an assist in Boston's 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
CSN New England
ImpactBoth of Krug's points were collected with the man advantage. The blueliner also tied for the game-high with five shots on goal.
Torey Krug grabs 3 helpers Monday night | 09/17/2013 6:53 AM
NewsTorey Krug contributed three assists on Monday in a 6-3 preseason win over Montreal.
ImpactHe earned two of those assists on the power play. His offensive skills would certainly help Boston's back end, but his defensive work could still hold him back as far as getting a roster spot
Torey Krug anxious to begin training camp | 09/11/2013 6:36 AM
NewsTorey Krug has the right attitude entering training camp.
ImpactHe understands that he doesn't have a job on the Boston Bruins locked up, but he's confident that he can earn one. "You prepare all summer, and I have confidence that I'm going to pass all the tests and do better than I did last year," he said. "But there's just something about it, with management and coaching staff watching the tests, it just adds that little element to it." Matt Bartkowski and Dougie Hamilton will be competing with Krug for two top-six spots with the Bruins to start the 2013-14 season.
Krug focuses on skating over summer | 09/08/2013 8:15 AM
NewsTorey Krug's offseason training put an emphasis on skating.
CSN New England
Impact"Last spring I had the mindset that I needed to get bigger to play at this level, and to get bigger and stronger. This summer the focus was about explosiveness. My game is having that explosive skating and really being quick with that first three or four steps," said Krug. "It's always also about getting stronger, so I can continue to battle with those guys in front." Krug has only played in three regular season NHL games, but he's expected to make the Bruins out of training camp after his strong showing during Boston's 2013 playoff run.
Torey Krug expects to be in Bruins' top six | 09/07/2013 8:51 AM
NewsTorey Krug has high expectations for himself this season.
ImpactThe 22-year-old defenseman, who had considerable success with the Bruins during the playoffs last season, expects to be in Boston come opening night and contribute as he did against the Rangers in the post-season scoring four goals. "Making the NHL roster cut is what I expect. That's what I want to do and that's my goal," said Krug. "My goal is to be on the team opening night and through the season. Management makes that decision, so I just my head down and let them do what they do." We like Krug as a late-round sleeper pick. He has the potential to be a 25-30 point player in 2013-14.
Bruins GM happy with 'freshness' on defense | 07/21/2013 10:08 AM
NewsBoston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that he's pleased with the "freshness" displayed by his team's defense.
ImpactIt's likely that he would agree that Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug lead the charge in that department. "I'm okay with it and we do have a different look to our D. There is a freshness, a young look to it. If things aren't working out as the season progresses I may look into that, but I'm okay with it," Chiarelli said. "What I saw with these guys is there's going to be some bumps along the road.
Krug gaffe all but forgotten | 06/15/2013 9:48 AM
NewsTorey Krug's gaffe that led to a Chicago goal in Game 1 of the Stanely Cup final was all but forgotten at Friday's practice.
ImpactHe took a regular shift on the Bruin's third defenseman pairing with Adam McQuaid and will be in the lineup Saturday night. We think Krug is a talent and worth drafting late in pools next season.
Torey Krug admits to coughing up puck | 06/14/2013 8:18 AM
NewsTorey Krug admitted he made a mistake with the puck prior to Dave Bolland's goal that cut Boston's lead to 3-2 Wednesday night.
ImpactKrug attempted a cross-ice pass out of his own zone during a line change. The puck was intercepted by Andrew Shaw, who quickly brought the puck back into the offensive zone and help set up Bolland's score. "Yes, it was a mistake to throw that puck up the middle," coach Claude Julien said. "But if you look back at the play, I don't think we had a good line change. He didn't have a ton of options. I think there could be some blame shared on that goal." Krug has been one of the better stories of the postseason, but young defensemen are often prone to moments like this one.
Torey Krug earns helper in Game 2 win | 06/04/2013 7:34 AM
NewsTorey Krug picked up an assist a goal from Nathan Horton in Game 2 against Pittsburgh.
ImpactThe 22-year-old blueliner hasn't looked at all out of place in the playoffs even when he's squared off against players with the skill of Pittsburgh's forwards. Krug picked up the helper just after a Boston power play had expired. He has six points in seven postseason contests.
Torey Krug's confidence soaring | 05/30/2013 9:59 AM
NewsTorey Krug has been playing with confidence in the postseason and that should keep him in the lineup when Round 3 begins on Saturday.
Raleigh News & Observer
Impact"The more the coaching staff puts you on the ice, the better it feels. It's a great feeling to get patted on the back," Krug said. "I have to do things like (score) if I want to stick around. If I'm not going to make an impact in the offensive zone, they'll find a bigger guy to do the other stuff." Krug produced four goals, including three on the power play, and added one assist in five contests versus the Rangers in Round 2. He has practiced as a fixture alongside Adam McQuaid on the team's third defense pairing since the series ended, which suggests he will stay there when the Eastern Conference Finals starts.
Krug might play even after others return | 05/27/2013 1:21 PM
NewsTorey Krug might continue to play even if Andrew Ference (lower body) and Wade Redden (undisclosed) are available for the start of the Eastern Conference finals.
ImpactFerence and Redden both missed the second round of the playoffs, but appear to be close to returning. Meanwhile Krug has stepped up with four goals and five points in five games. "That's all I'm going to say. A lot goes into it," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "At one point you make a decision and it doesn't mean that it's an easy one because it's not. But we'll deal with it when the time comes. We did it with Seidenberg. If Ference becomes available, we'll have to deal with that, too." Also in the mix is Matt Bartkowski, who has been solid with Ference and Redden gone.
Torey Krug relies on offense to keep job | 05/27/2013 8:46 AM
NewsTorey Krug knows he'll need to be a regular offensive contributor if he wants to hold down a job in the NHL.
ImpactKrug is certainly off to a good start with four goals and five points in five playoff games. He's 5-foot-9, so his strength doesn't lie in his physicality, which makes his offensive abilities all the more critical. "I have to do things like that if I want to stick around in this league. If I'm not going to be scoring or making an impact in the offensive zone, I'm not going to be sticking around. They're just going to find a bigger guy who can do those things," Krug said. "Hopefully I can continue, and like I said, I'm just trying to contribute any chance I get."
Torey Krug a fantastic story for Bruins | 05/26/2013 8:02 AM
NewsDefenseman Torey Krug's debut with the Bruins has been historic in nature.
ImpactThe defenseman set an NHL record for blueliners by scoring four goals in his first five career playoff contests and has been a revelation for a team that has continuously struggled with the man advantage. While he can't keep up the pace he has set, his offensive potential is rather interesting entering next season.
Bruins PP better since Krug promotion | 05/25/2013 8:47 AM
NewsThe Boston power play has been much improved since the promotion of Torey Krug.
ImpactAgainst the Rangers in the second round the Bruins are 3 for 9 with the man advantage and Krug has scored two of those goals. "I think that we're just not passing up those good opportunities," Krug said. "You'd see sometimes in the past we'd be passing the puck and we'd want to make that extra pass. But this time, we're shooting pucks, we're getting pucks to the net and guys are taking away Henrik (Lundqvist)'s ice." If Krug is available in your playoff pool and you have the ability to make roster changes you may want to consider picking him up.
Torey Krug says playoff hockey feels natural | 05/24/2013 8:38 AM
NewsTorey Krug said playoff hockey feels natural and he's "really comfortable" in the Bruins locker room despite being a rookie.
ImpactThe undersized defender scored yet another goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss. It was an absolute laser from the point that was ticketed for just over Henrik Lundqvist's outstretched glove hand. Krug has been a revelation for Boston since joining the lineup due to injuries at the end of the Bruins series. "It's crazy to think about, but it feels pretty natural right now and I'm very comfortable in this locker room, really comfortable coming out and playing in these games now," Krug said.
Torey Krug continues hot playoff debut | 05/19/2013 5:48 PM
NewsIt's obvious that Torey Krug is feeling it as he begins his playoff career.
ImpactHe now has a goal in both of his first two postseason contests and added an assist for a two-point afternoon on Sunday. He was a big part of the Boston Bruins' 5-2 win against the New York Rangers in Game 2 and it's hard to imagine him losing his spot when the veteran defensemen are ready to return.
Diminutive Krug tougher than he looks | 05/18/2013 9:21 AM
NewsAlthough he is only 5'9", Bruins' rookie defenseman Torey Krug should not be underestimated physically.
ImpactHe tossed 6'7" Brian Boyle into the net during Thursday's overtime win against the Rangers and did not back down from any of the larger New York players. "He's a strong, stocky little kid," said teammate Matt Bartkowski. "He's got a good frame and a good base and he's strong for his size, so it really doesn't surprise me that he's able to stand in there and toss (Rangers forward Brian) Boyle into the net". Krug is a strong offensive player so the fact he can take of himself on the ice as well makes him a potential fantasy asset going forward.
Torey Krug scores in NHL playoff debut | 05/17/2013 7:58 AM
NewsTorey Krug found the back of the net in his NHL playoff debut Thursday night.
ImpactHe also posted three hits and three shots in the Bruins' 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers. Krug was thrust into action due to injuries and he played well during his 16:41 of ice time. He got to play because Boston didn't have veterans Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden available.
Torey Krug may make playoff debut Thursday | 05/15/2013 4:39 PM
NewsTorey Krug may get the chance to make his NHL playoff debut Thursday night in Game 1 against the Rangers.
ImpactHe was paired with Adam McQuaid in the team's Wednesday practice because Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference and Wade Redden were absent due to injuries.
Bruins recall Torey Krug from AHL | 05/14/2013 1:20 PM
NewsBoston Bruins recall Torey Krug from AHL Providence.
Bruins on Twitter
ImpactThe Bruins are dealing with a ton of injuries on the blueline, Dennis Seidenberg (leg) and Andrew Ference (undisclosed). Coach Claude Julien didn't have an update on Seidenberg, who played just 37 seconds in Monday's Game 7 win over the Bruins. Krug has been up to Boston before this season and will likely serve in a reserve capacity unless Boston's blueline ailments worsen.
Torey Krug sent back down to AHL | 03/29/2013 11:15 PM
NewsTorey Krug was sent back down to the AHL on Friday night.
ImpactThe Bruins thought they had a deal done to acquire Jarome Iginla, so that's why he had been brought up. Krug had an assist in 15:57 on Wednesday. Boston will continue to work the phone lines for deals, so there's always the chance Krug is up again very soon.
Torey Krug earns PP assist Wednesday | 03/28/2013 9:35 AM
NewsTorey Krug picked up a power-play assist in his Boston debut this season during Wednesday's shootout loss to Montreal.
ImpactHe also had a minus-1 rating in 15:57 of ice time. Krug skated in two games with the Bruins last year and he had a helper over that as well.
Torey Krug recalled, will play vs. Canadiens | 03/27/2013 7:29 PM
NewsTorey Krug was recalled Wednesday, and he has been inserted into the lineup against the Canadiens.
Fluto Shinzawa on Twitter
ImpactThe 21-year-old blueliner has been a very productive player in the AHL this season with 10 goals and 24 assists in 55 games. Matt Bartkowski is a healthy scratch.
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|Assists||1||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Bos)|
|Points||1||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Bos)|
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